The 1% Club 'scrapped' by ITV as latest episode of Lee Mack show taken off air

The 1% Club's Lee Mack
The 1% Club's Lee Mack -Credit:ITV

Fans of hit game show The 1% Club will be left disappointed this weekend as, despite the fact that there are still plenty of episodes of the new series to air, the programme is 'missing in action' from Saturday night's listings.

Hosted by comedian Lee Mack, The 1% Club quickly established itself as one of the biggest shows of its kind on British television, with viewers at home seizing the opportunity to play along from the comfort of their sofa, as members of the public in the studio aim to make it into The 1% Club by negotiating a series of increasingly difficult brain teasers.

A consistent ratings winner for ITV, the show returned for a third series earlier this year but, despite its popularity, it has been cancelled this weekend, along with the latest episode of Britain's Got Talent, as channel execs avoid a ratings clash with the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be airing on the BBC at the same time and instead show Bond film Casino Royale.

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And, unlike BGT, which has been postponed to Sunday evening, there is no place on this weekend's schedule at all for The 1% Club, with Deal ot No Deal and thriller Red Eye airing either side of Britain's Got Talent.

There was a tragic end to the latest instalment of The 1% Cub at the weekend, when, after he thoroughly entertained presenter Lee with the story of how he nearly landed a major role in a Hollywood movie, it was revealed that contestant Stephen Wong had passed away after filming.

Right at the end of the closing credits the words 'In memory of Steven Wong. 1972-2024' appeared on screen. Reacting to the news and the tribute to Steven, one viewer took to X to write: "Very sad to hear about Steven Wong. Thoughts are with his family" as another wrote: "RIP Steven Wong"