Huge ITV2 comedy show axed after seven series after being deemed ‘tired’ by bosses | The Sun

AFTER seven series IAIN STERLING’S ITV2 game show CelebAbility has been axed. 

The comedy programme, which launched in 2017 to mop up the post Love Island audience, was deemed “tired” by bosses.

Presented by Love Island narrator Iain, Scarlett Moffatt and Stacey Solomon are regular fixtures on the show, which see celebs pitted against the public to take on a challenge.

An insider tells me: “CelebAbility had a decent run, but ultimately the format was a bit tired and celeb panel shows can feel dated. 

“Bosses are always keen to try new ideas and invest in fresh telly projects, it’s time for a change and Iain isn’t short of work.”

Viewers were starting to get bored too, slamming it on X, formerly known as Twitter, with one commenting during a recent episode: “#Celebability  not really working for me; just looks like random bits of other shows held together with gaffer-tape.”


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Another noted: “I’m not sure anyone watches anymore.”

An ITV spokesman said: “There are no current plans for another series.”

The comedian rose to fame when he bagged the job of Love Island voiceover back in 2015.

Based in London and now best known for narrating the hit show, he began his stand-up career while in his final year of law studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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That same year, he made the final of the Paramount Funniest Student and Chortle Student Comedian of The Year competitions.

His first brush-up with fame and the spotlight was in front of 750 people at the Glasgow Fruitmarket.

After being dubbed one of Scotland's Hottest Newcomers by The Scotsman, his way to success was paved and the rest was history.

The comedian has also appeared on CBBC’s The Dog Ate My Homework, Scoop, 12 Again, All Over The Place (which he hosted in 2015) and Drunk History.

Since 2017, he has been presenting ITV2 comedy game show CelebAbility and in 2019 he performed tasks for Greg Davies on Taskmaster.

He's never really away from the cameras as, in his free time, Iain operates his very own channel on Twitch, on which viewers can interact with him during games of Fifa.

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