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'Desperate Scousewives' 'facing axe from Channel 4'

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Channel 4 bosses are reportedly preparing to axe E4 'dramality' Desperate Scousewives after only one series.

Desperate Scousewives: Amanda

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The broadcaster has insisted that no decision has been made on the Liverpool-based show's future, but according to the Daily Star, the poor ratings for the show and the fact that it failed to catch on like The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea has made the programme's prospects bleak.

Amanda Harrington, Gill O'Toole, Jodie Lundstram, Sam Wools, Layla Flaherty, Chloe Cummins, Elissa Corrigan, Jaiden Micheal, Debbie O'Toole, Joe McMahon and Danny Latimer have all featured in Scousewives, but none of the cast have become break-out stars like the members of rival scripted reality series.

A source told the tabloid newspaper: "We had hoped Desperate Scousewives would really give TOWIE a run for its money. But sadly that's not been the case. For whatever reason people have just not warmed to the characters and there hasn't been a great buzz."

It was revealed at last year's Edinburgh TV Festival that Channel 4 turned down TOWIE when it was shown to them by producers. However, neither of E4's rivals series Scousewives or Made in Chelsea has come close to matching the ITV2 hit in the ratings.

The cast members of Scousewives have not given up on a second series, and have attempted to start a social media campaign to build support by posting pictures asking their fans to hashtag "Scousewives forever" and "operationseries2".

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