Tumble won't be back as BBC One show gets the axe

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Bad news for fans of gymnastic based reality shows this morning as it's revealed BBC's Tumble has been axed.

In a grand shock to absolutely no one, the Alex Jones fronted celebrity talent contest won't be back for a second series.

Tumble had seen a line up of actually pretty big stars (for a reality show) competing in a Strictly Come Dancing style competition.

In fact, it essentially was Strictly Come Dancing, just with gymnastics.

We saw the likes of Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding and eventual winner Bobby Lockwood rolling around on the floor and in the air, as well as tackling skills including the vault, hoop and parallel bars, all with a fully trained pro partner.

A panel of judges then marked the performances out of ten while the public also voted for their favourite.

But with an average audience of less than 3 million viewers on some Saturday nights, the show didn't take off.

The Daily Mirror now reports that the BBC has welded the axe, although sources told the tabloid that presenter Alex Jones was still considered a “big talent” by the channel.

A spokesperson for the BBC commented: "Whilst we are proud of Tumble and very grateful to everyone involved, we sometimes have to take difficult decisions in order to make room for new shows”.

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