Michael McIntyre quits Britain’s Got Talent
Stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre has quit Britain’s Got Talent after just one series as a judge.
McIntyre and David Hasselhoff were added to the judging panel, alongside Amanda Holden, for Britain’s Got Talent for its most recent series. The two replaced Simon Cowell, who had left to concentrate on the launch of the American X Factor, and Piers Morgan who quit to launch his own chat-show on CNN. After just one series judging though McIntyre has quit and will not be back next year, according to reports.
“We wish him all the best and look forward to working with him again,“ – ITV spokesman
“I absolutely loved being a judge but have been itching to get back on stage myself. I wish the show and production team every success.” – McIntyre quoted by The Sun.
Earlier this summer it was claimed, by the tabloids, that Britain’s Got Talent bosses were considering replacing David Hasselhoff as a Judge. It was also claimed that ratings had dramatically dropped for the recent series and producers felt the line-up of judges were to blame. However, the ratings drop experience by Britain’s Got Talent was only around half a million viewers on the season average compared with last year.