Olly Murs admits he’s ‘gutted’ ITV series has been cancelled
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Olly Murs reveals he is gutted that his show Starstruck has been axed from ITV.
The show was based on the programme ‘Stars in their eyes’, where contestants would impersonate famous pop-stars in a competition.
After two seasons, ITV have announced the show will be axed despite ratings ‘doing well’, according to Olly.
During an interview at the NTAs with The Sun, he said: “Presenting is something I have always loved doing.
“Starstruck was amazing but that isn’t coming back.
“I am gutted it is such a great show.
“In this game, things change so quickly.
“The ratings did really well but in terms of money and stuff like that, it just didn’t work.”
Contestants on the show would battle it out in their groups each week to become the best impersonator, with the hopes of winning the £50K cash prize.
Despite being gutted that the show is no longer on TV, Olly said he would love to see a return of the X Factor.
He continued: “I love any show that gives people a crack at this industry.
“If it wasn’t for that show I wouldn’t be here.
“Me and Simon are great, it’s been a long time.
“Whether it’s The X Factor or The Voice, there are so many voices that need to be heard.
“Working on The Voice for me has always been an honour.”
Fans had varying opinions on X, formerly known as Twitter, about Starstruck being taken off air, one said: “For goodness sake, why are they getting rid of the GOOD telly?”
Another said: “So gutted, really enjoyed watching Starstruck.”
Whilst others were glad to see the show go, one said: “Not surprised, it was painful to watch.”
Another added: “I’m amazed it made it to a second series.”
Talking about the show to the Daily Star, a source said: “Starstruck was popular, but it wasn’t as big as shows like Britain’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer, so it was always at risk of being sidelined for something else.”