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Popular television series ‘axed from Dave’ after two series

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A popular television series has been axed from Dave after two series.

The reality courtroom show Judge Romesh has been cancelled by the broadcaster five years after it first aired. 

Romesh’s show was a comedic version of Judge Judy and Judge Rinder, featuring comic Tom Davis as his bailiff and Jessica Knappett as his court clerk.

The premise of the show, which returned in 2019 for a second series, was dealing with members of the public and their interesting and often trivial disputes.  

Speaking to the Sun at the BAFTA’s on Sunday, he confirmed that there is ‘no long-term plan’ for the series to make a return. 

Axed: A popular television series has been axed from Dave after two series after the presenter started a new role

Axed: A popular television series has been axed from Dave after two series after the presenter started a new role

He said: ‘I have no plan, there is no long-term plan. I’m just floating from thing to thing until I get found out and then in years to come you’ll be at the park and be like, that guy looks like Romesh Ranganathan.’

MailOnline contacted UKTV for comment.  

Despite Judge Romesh not making a return, the comedian’s career is still continuing to go from strength to strength.

In 2021, he replaced Anne Robinson as the host of The Weakest Link and is now hoping to film another celebrity version as he liked it last year.

Romesh told the publication: ‘I think people are comfortable with celebrities getting roasted. We’re finding our way with it and we wanted to see how it went.’

The comedian revealed that he had been unsure how hosting The Weakest Link would go but he has been enjoying it. 

He has also appeared in panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week and been a comedian on Live At The Apollo. 

On Sunday, Romesh and Rob Beckett hosted the BAFTAs together, opening by taking digs at the BBC, the Gary Lineker controversy and Holly and Phil’s ‘queue-gate.’

The pair kicked off the ceremony in London’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday night, with shows including The Crown, This Is Going To Hurt and Bad Sisters battling it out. 

Cancelled: The reality courtroom show Judge Romesh, which is now available to watch on BBC iPlayer, has been cancelled by the broadcaster five years after it first aired

Beckett said: ‘As we all know this year, there have been one or two issues with the subject of the BBC and balance.

‘It’s not easy for comedians to host an award show on the BBC. We need to be funny. We need to be professional and also offer balanced views. This booking is perfect for balance.

‘I see a room filled with some of the hardest working and most talented people in TV all driven by a passion and a love for their craft.’

Ranganathan added: ‘Whereas I see a roomful of shark-eyed narcissists.’

The pair then chimed in unison: ‘Balance.’

Gesturing to Imelda Staunton, who is in the running for the Best Actress prize for her role as the late Queen in The Crown, Beckett said: ‘She’s nominated for her performance in The Crown.

‘Apparently, Holly and Phil got to watch that a couple of days before everybody else. A little bit of edge for you, early doors.’

The This Morning hosts were criticised on social media after they saw the late Queen lying in state without taking part in the public queue.

Savage! On Sunday, Romesh, (right) and Rob Beckett hosted the BAFTAs together, opening by taking digs at the BBC, the Gary Lineker controversy and Holly and Phil’s ‘queue-gate’

They later insisted they would ‘never jump a queue’ and their visit was for the purposes of reporting on the event.

Later Rob joked: ‘A few months back we were left hoping that The Traitors would be making a swift return to BBC One.

‘Well that’s what some of the papers called the Match Of The Day presenters anyway. Are we edgy? I think we might be edgy.’

Lineker was briefly suspended as host of Match Of The Day in March over his criticism of the Government’s asylum policy on Twitter but returned to air following a boycott by top on-air talent at the broadcaster.

BAFTA TV AWARDS 2023: WINNERS AT A GLANCE

 Best Drama Series: Bad Sisters

 Leading Actor: Ben Whinshaw – This Is Going To Hurt

Leading Actress: Kate Winslet – I Am Ruth

Supporting Actor: Adeel Akhtar – Sherwood

Supporting Actress: Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters

 Male Performance In A Comedy: Lenny Rush

Female Performance In A Comedy:  Siobhán McSweeney – Derry Girls

Single Drama: I Am Ruth

Memorable Moment: Party at the Palace – Paddington Meets The Queen 

 BAFTA Fellowship: Meera Syal



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