Challenge Anneka has been pulled after just two episodes

Virgin Radio

29 Mar 2023, 10:25

Credit: Channel 5

Fans of the iconic Anneka Rice show Challenge Anneka will be left disappointed, after the rebooted series has been pulled from schedules after just two episodes.

The reboot of the show hasn't been pulling in the figures.

It was noticed that after the first to episodes, the remaining two had disappeared from Channel 5's scheduling.

The decision is thought to have been due to low ratings.

It is reported that the latest episode of the show failed to pull in half a million viewers.

Anneka tweeted saying: "Hey Dave, we've got 24 hours to find a new home."

Fans expressed their disappointment about the decision.

One wrote: "Crushed beyond words. Thrilled to have you back, LOVED the first episode - the execution right across the board was bang on. This is all about scheduling. Wrong day, wrong time (and yeah probably wrong channel but we’re grateful 5 gave it a go). I’m honestly gutted."

"Oh no! We loved watching this as a family!" added another.

One fan agreed: "Am absolutely gutted! Loved the reboot, so upbeat, positive and feel good and much needed at this time. Hope you do find a new home. Fingers crossed."

The next episode of the show had Anneka tasked with building seven shops, a village green, beautiful landscaping and an onsite cafe for carers to sit and relax in.

Not only that, but the team was also tasked with throwing a party.

In place of the third episode, Channel 5 will now broadcast Royal documentaries instead.

Zara & Mike: The People's Royals will air at 8:30pm, with a repeat of Fergie & Meghan: Inconvenient Royals at 9:30pm.

A Channel 5 spokesperson told The Sun: "The first episode of Challenge Anneka was enjoyed by 1.25 million / 10% viewers, but Saturday evenings are always highly competitive, especially at this time of year.

They continued: "The public and critical reaction to Challenge Anneka’s return has been amazing and we have decided to preserve the remaining two shows and reschedule them soon."

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