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'Britannia High' axed after one series

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'Britannia High' axed after one series
Britannia High has been axed after just one series.

ITV1 has decided to discontinue the musical drama, which failed to be a ratings success for the channel.

The show, which cost £2 million to produce, was created by Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips and Take That singer Gary Barlow.

"We thought Britannia High would be an all-singing, all-dancing success - especially having the top names in dance and music on board," a source told The Sun.

"Sadly, the stories of these youngsters vying for their dreams didn’t seem to capture viewers’ imagination.

"The credit crunch is affecting everything, not least TV. A second series of Britannia High was just not viable."

The programme opened to a disappointing 3.31 million viewers in October and later fell to a low of just 2.4 million in its third outing.

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