Rylan Clark-Neal’s Ready Steady Cook won’t return for another series, the BBC has confirmed.
The reboot of the popular cooking show has been bumped to make space in the schedule for other shows.
A BBC spokesperson said (via The Sun): ‘We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to grow new shows and after two brilliant series of Ready Steady Cook, we’re making space in the schedule for some exciting new titles that we’re sure viewers will enjoy.
‘We are hugely grateful to Rylan and our team of chefs for making the return of the series so special.’
A source added to the publication: ‘Rylan was hugely passionate about Ready, Steady, Cook and he gave everything to the show. It seemed to be popular with viewers but those behind the format said audience feedback hadn’t been as good as they expected.’
However, Rylan did recently return to his duties at BBC Radio 2 after taking a break from the spotlight, telling listeners he is ‘feeling better’.
Taking to the airwaves during his usual 3pm slot the presenter said: ‘It really is me. Welcome back to Rylan on Saturday.’
‘It does feel good to be back and I am feeling better,’ he told fans.
The TV personality was also back on TV for the first time in months last Friday, delighting viewers with a surprise appearance as a judge on Celebrity Masterchef.
Rylan took extended leave following the breakdown of his marriage of six years to Dan Neal.
Taking to Instagram back in July, the former X Factor star wrote a message to his 1.4m followers, thanking them for their support.
‘We are currently prioritising our mental health and looking after the ones around us we love most,’ he shared.
‘I am working towards getting back to the jobs I love in due course,’ he continued.
He also thanked fans for their patience during the difficult time.
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