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Horne, Corden sketch show 'put on hold'

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Horne, Corden sketch show 'put on hold'
The BBC has confirmed that it has put a new series of Horne & Corden on hold.

However, a BBC Three spokeswoman denied that the sketch show starring Gavin & Stacey stars James Corden and Mathew Horne had been permanently axed.

She said that such reports were "not the case" and explained that a new series "would not be feasible" at present due to the actors' other commitments.

The first series of Horne & Corden opened with a record-breaking 817,000 viewers but was poorly-received by the critics and ended with figures of 434,000.

A TV source told the Daily Mail: "Both James and Matt were devastated by the critical panning for Horne & Corden.

"They were on such a high from the success of Gavin & Stacey that it seemed natural to capitalise on that and make a sketch show. But they ended up taking on too many jobs together, like the Brit Awards, which was a disaster."

Earlier this year, Corden said that he wanted a break from Horne to work on other projects.

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