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maandag 14 januari 2013

'The Bachelor' UK axed after two series by Channel 5?

The Bachelor UK has reportedly been axed by Channel 5.

The British version of the reality dating show is said to have been cancelled by the broadcaster after two series, reports The Sun.

Rugby player Gavin Henson fronted the show in the channel's first series, while Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews was looking for love in last year's second run.

However, both celebrities failed to have long-lasting relationships with their girls they eventually chose in their respective finales.

An insider said: "The show didn't do hugely well last year and Channel 5 are now giving it a rest.

"But it is a good format and the owners have been sounding out other broadcasters to see if anyone else is up for taking it on."

The Bachelor is a very popular show in the US, and has recently began its 17th season on ABC.

The format was purchased by BBC Three before being axed after three series. It was later resurrected by Channel 5 in 2011.

Gavin Henson's relationship with winner Carianne Barrow came to an end after four months, after she branded him "boring, weird and spineless".

Spencer Matthews chose Mario Balotelli's ex Khloe Evans, but their short-lived romance ended as soon as filming finished, and she was later seen kissing Only Way is Essex star Tom Pearce.

The owners of The Bachelor format are said to be looking at new broadcasters to air the show in the UK.