ITV announced intentions to scrap two game programmes that had previously been headed by prominent names from their station.
The broadcaster opted to remove Sitting On A Fortune, hosted by Gary Lineker, 62, and Moneyball, hosted by Ian Wright, 59, from their programme.
Before ITV withdrew the game shows, each had barely operated for two seasons and offered enormous payouts to the winners.
The national channel was said to have told MailOnline that ‘there are no current plans for a third series’ of either of the two celebrity driven game shows.
Gary discussed the future of Sitting On A Fortune and expressed optimism about its prospects of survival before the news of its cancellation was published.
Following its return for round two in May, he told The Sun: ‘I think it’s a possibility for us to do a full series with celebrities.
‘I think the cash has to go to charity… I don’t think the celebrities can get away with that one!
‘I’m really pleased with how Sitting on a Fortune has been received. The figures have been good and the feedback’s been excellent.
‘Hopefully we can just do lots of series and give lots of people lots of money.’
The enticing game show challenged six competitors to compete for a whopping £100,000 cash prize.
Elsewhere Ian’s Moneyball required players to answer questions in order to release balls from a contraption known as The Launcher.
Successful contestants in the former sportsman’s game might win up to £250,000 in prize money.
The change happened after the BBC barred one of the hosts, Gary, from criticising political parties.
The corporation’s social media policy were reviewed last month after the former footballer linked the rhetoric used by the Conservative Government to advertise its refugee policies to 1930s Germany in a Twitter message, causing an impartiality debate.
In a post on X, previously Twitter, at the time, the former England striker described the amended restrictions as “all very sensible.”