Harry Hill will reportedly be replaced on hit ITV1 Saturday night show TV Burp, with bosses said to be 'desperate' for the show to continue.
Earlier this month it was claimed the big-collared comic had split from his management company Avalon Group over 'creative differences', as he was keen to quit the lucrative series to explore new opportunities.
But according to The Mirror, Avalon want it to remain on the air, and have begun looking for a new presenter to take over. Lee Mack, Al Murray and Russell Kane have been named as potential successors.
The paper's source said: "They’re desperate to keep the show on air as it earns them a fortune from ITV, but the debacle surrounding Harry has left everyone bruised."
ITV and Avalon have yet to officially comment on the future of the BAFTA-winning programme, which has ran since 2001.
A new eight-part series, expected to be Hill's last, will begin in February.