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Davina McCall’s £100k Drop ‘axed from Channel 4 after a decade’

Davina hosted the show (Picture: Channel 4)
Davina McCall’s £100k Drop has been axed from Channel 4 after a decade.

According to reports the show, which was previously titled the Million Pound Drop until the prize money was lowered, began way back in 2010.

Airing until 2015, it saw Davina starring as the host and featured contestants beginning with the whole stack of prize money, and notes falling through trapdoors when they got answers wrong, resulting in some pretty tense scenes.

After a hiatus, the game show returned just last year, with the prize money facing a significant slash.

The game show’s prize money was axed when it returned (Picture: Channel 4)
An insider told The Sun: ‘With players handling £1 million in real cash and the trapdoor twist, Million Pound Drop was one of the most exciting shows around when it launched.

‘But when ratings fell, Channel 4 bosses took a gamble of their own.

‘Unfortunately, lower stakes meant low interest and now they’ve decided to cash out ..

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Davina McCall 100k drop gets axed Picture: Channel 4 METROGRAB
Davina hosted the show (Picture: Channel 4)

Davina McCall’s £100k Drop has been axed from Channel 4 after a decade.

According to reports the show, which was previously titled the Million Pound Drop until the prize money was lowered, began way back in 2010.

Airing until 2015, it saw Davina starring as the host and featured contestants beginning with the whole stack of prize money, and notes falling through trapdoors when they got answers wrong, resulting in some pretty tense scenes.


After a hiatus, the game show returned just last year, with the prize money facing a significant slash.

Davina McCall 100k drop gets axed Picture: Channel 4 METROGRAB
The game show’s prize money was axed when it returned (Picture: Channel 4)

An insider told The Sun: ‘With players handling £1 million in real cash and the trapdoor twist, Million Pound Drop was one of the most exciting shows around when it launched.

‘But when ratings fell, Channel 4 bosses took a gamble of their own.

‘Unfortunately, lower stakes meant low interest and now they’ve decided to cash out of the Drop for good.’

A spokeperson added to the site: ‘There are no plans for The £100k Drop to return to Channel 4. We’d like to thank Davina and all of the team behind the show for the numerous nail-biting moments.’

Although no one ever won the full prize money, Jack Whitehall and his dad Michael racked up an impressive £300,000 for charity in 2011, making them the biggest winners.

However, Davina’s definitely keeping herself busy amid the news, jetting off to Australia to see in the new decade.

The 52-year-old was spotted getting involved in a sand battle, lobbing handfuls of it as she enjoyed a day on the beach.

Because what else would you be doing on a December day?

And she’s been radiating body confidence lately, sharing a ‘shameless bikini selfie’.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6sIIIwFaeo/

Davina has long battled trolls who have dubbed her ‘too skinny’ or an ‘exercise addict’, but the resilient star is fighting back and is owning it.

‘Shameless bikini selfie. End of,’ Davina wrote. Too right.

Despite facing online abuse, the former Big Brother host isn’t troubled by the trolls because she loves her healthy lifestyle.

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Appearing on Loose Women recently, she said: ‘I don’t really care. I would much rather be trolled about doing too much exercise.

‘At least that is a good thing. I exercise three or four times a week for an hour, that’s not too much.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

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