BBC to axe So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can DanceThe BBC is set to axe its ratings challenged talent contest So You Think You Can Dance according to reports.

The second series of the talent contests airs on Saturday evenings on BBC One. While the first series was a relative success for the BBC the second series has proved to be flop with dismal ratings. It’s been part of a lacklustre Saturday evening line-up on the BBC which has also included game-show Don’t Scare the Hare which has been panned by critics and viewers alike and is also set to axed because of dire ratings.

So You Think You Can Dance is based on the American series of the same name – which is hugely popular stateside and has over 7 seasons so far. Cat Deeley has fronted the UK series with the judging panel made up of Arlene Phillips, Nigel Lyhthgoe, Louise Redknapp and Sisco Gomez. Singer, actor and dancer John Barrowman has also appeared, as a guest judge, for one of the live shows. It’s cancellation by the BBC should come as no surprise seeing as ratings have been mostly below 4 million and Saturday’s edition had just 2.3 million viewers.

So with the failure of So You Think You Can Dance and Don’t Scare the Hare has the BBC’s Saturday evening line-up lost its magic? Post your comments below.