Paddy McGuinness has suffered a major setback after it was revealed that two of his BBC shows have been cancelled.
Since being snatched from ITV, the Top Gear presenter has built up an outstanding portfolio, but his Saturday night offers have been cut.
Paddy hosts I Can Hear Your Voice, Top Gear, Question of Sport, and Catchpoint, but half of these shows will no longer be broadcast by the BBC.
It has been claimed that I Can See Your Voice, which premiered in 2021, and Catchpoint, which debuted in 2019, would not be renewed for additional seasons.
“This will come as a huge disappointment to Paddy McGuinness, who’s made a serious commitment to the Beeb since he left ITV four years ago,” a TV insider said.
“Both I Can See Your Voice and Catchpoint saw him preserve his role as a star of Saturday night TV, something he forged fronting dating favourite Take Me Out on ITV. But with these layoffs, that’s practically gone, so he’ll be looking for new ventures to fill the hole.
“He’s still immensely popular with fans, who perceive him as a sympathetic and entertaining guy they’d like to have in their living rooms.”
“He’ll probably bounce back in some fashion,” a TV source told The Sun.
Mirror Online has reached out to the BBC for comment on the reports.
I Can See Your Voice’s second season debuted mere months ago and will conclude in December 2022, while Catchpoint’s second season will premiere in June 2022.
I Can See Your Voice included an all-star panel of judges, including Amanda Holden, Alison Hammond, and Jimmy Carr, who had to correctly determine the identity of the real singer while the participants lip synced to their own voices.
Saturday evening quiz show Catchpoint featured two contestants answering questions before catching balls thrown from trap doors above the correct answer.
With Paddy McGuinness also presenting celebrity versions of the game, the show’s one simple rule was don’t drop the ball.
Top Gear was recently thrown into disarray as Paddy’s co-host Freddie Flintoff was gravely injured in a cash during shooting.
Paddy’s other show, Question of Sport, was criticised after the BBC changed the concept and replaced Sue Barker in 2021.