Music show dropped by Beeb after only two series
All Together Now, fronted by Spice Girl Geri Horner and comedian Rob Beckett, has been axed, the BBC has confirmed.
The music talent show, which saw hopefuls try and impress “The 100” panel of music experts and performers, ran for just two series.
The Saturday evening show was even granted its own celebrity special. But the BBC confirmed that All Together Now won’t be returning, saying: “We would like to thank Rob and Geri and all the members of The 100 for two fabulous series and an unforgettable celebrity special.
“The award-winning format is now on air in 14 countries and the BBC is delighted to have played a part in bringing this unique singing show to the wider TV world.
“We would like to thank the production team for all their hard work in launching such a successful format.”
Many viewers loved the show’s quirky mix of comedy and singing, but it clearly didn’t get the numbers the BBC needed to continue.
When the show returned for its second series early this year, Geri described it as “the perfect antidote to modern living”.
“I think All Together Now works because it’s the perfect antidote to modern living. It’s so much more than just a talent show, it’s a game show, it’s a comedy show and it’s a variety show. We’re all living really stressful, fast-paced lives. And, after a hard week, this show really lifts you up.”
Rob added: “It’s very rare to be able to watch something at the moment and have a conversation between different generations without it ending in some sort of Brexit row! This whole show is built around being funny and entertaining.
“There are moments where somebody really cares about a song but it never gets too serious. At no point is there any real heartbreak or someone feeling their career is on the line.”
Alas, that’s the end of the road for All Together Now.
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