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Mock The Week ‘to be saved’ by rival channel after BBC axe it after 17 years

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FANS of Mock The Week were understandably gutted when BBC2 this week announced it was axing the show after 17 years. But there’s a glimmer of hope.

I can reveal broadcaster Dave may come to the rescue with an offer to buy the comedy favourite from the Beeb. Its creators, Angst Productions, have already opened talks for a new deal on the panel show, which is hosted by Dara O Briain.

Mock The Week first aired in 2005 with Dara at the helm and has notched up more than 200 episodes. It featured regular appearances by Hugh Dennis plus other stand-ups.

Read more on Mock The WeekCANCELLED Mock The Week AXED by BBC after 17 years on screens and more than 200 episodesFAMILIAR FACE Mock The Week star joins EastEnders next week in rogue cameo Dara said: "That's it folks, the UK has finally run out of news." Dave snapping this one up would be a shrewd move – and if it doesn’t I’m sure another channel will.

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