Fifth Gear, the main competitor to BBC’s Top Gear, has been cancelled. According to a report by Daily Mail, channel Five cancelled the program, which ended in July, after it failed to attract more than a million viewers.
Sources at the station said that the decision has nothing to do with budget cuts but more because the show failed to make it on the list of Five”s top 30 watched programs – leaving a negative impact on advertising revenue.
Host Jonny Smith has been Twitting about the report saying: “Thanks to everyone for your compliments and words of encouragement. Remember, FG isn’t OFFICIALLY finished. Don’t (ever?) believe The Mail.”
He said “To answer all the tweets about Fifth Gear ending – I don’t know who the Daily Mail talked to, but nothing is official. TV is a fickle world.”
So take this with a grain of salt for now.
– By: Omar Rana