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ABC confirms the end for Spicks and Specks

Ella Hooper, Josh Earl and Adam Richard on Spicks and Specks.
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The ABC has confirmed the relaunched Spicks and Specks music quiz show will not be renewed at the end of the its first season.

After 277 episodes over seven seasons, the original series – hosted by Adam Hills as its host and with Myf Warhust and Alan Brough as regular panellists – came to an end in 2011.

It was among ABC’s top 10 programs, regularly attracting more than a million viewers weekly.

The show was revived this year, hosted by Josh Earl, with Ella Hooper and Adam Richard as the team captains.

But after just one season, the ABC has announced Spicks and Specks will not return, due to disappointing ratings.

A statement from ABC TV’s head of programming, Brendan Dahill, confirmed the show will be axed.

“Josh, Ella and Adam did a terrific job of breathing new life into Spicks and Specks,” he said.

“We’re very proud of their efforts.

“We believe this year’s Spicks was every bit as entertaining as its long-running predecessor, but we sadly accept that it hasn’t resonated with viewers to the degree we had hoped.”