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'Me & Mrs Jones' dropped after one series by BBC One

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BBC One comedy Me & Mrs Jones will not return for a second series.

Writer Oriane Messina confirmed the show's axe on Twitter, blaming the cancellation on disappointing audience numbers.

Me and Mrs Jones: Jason (Neil Morrissey)

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"We just didn't get the ratings we needed," Messina wrote. "Tough time slot didn't help but we know lots of you loved it."

Me & Mrs Jones starred Sarah Alexander as single mother Gemma Jones, with Neil Morrissey, Nathaniel Parker and Robert Sheehan playing the three men in her life.

In a message to the show's fans, Messina added: "Your support has been amazing, making the show trend and being so loyal, thank you. BBC One is a tough nut to crack."

The series debuted with 3.13m viewers in October, but ratings had fallen to just 1.72m by the final episode.

Neil Morrissey - who played Gemma's ex-husband Jason - previously told Digital Spy that he believed Me & Mrs Jones had the potential to become a long-running series.

"I think it's got great family appeal and it seems pretty much relevant to what's going on today with parents in that particular age group, trying to [get] their life back together and having choices, dilemmas," he explained. "It feels good, so I think the public will latch onto it."

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Watch a clip from Me & Mrs Jones below:

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