'Room 101' axed: Frank Skinner says 'no one cares'

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Frank Skinner claims Room 101 is no more
Frank Skinner claims Room 101 is no more

BBC comedy panel show Room 101 is set to be axed after a total of 19 years on air, according to its current host Frank Skinner.

Frank told The Times “Room 101 is dead.” Although neither his publicist or the BBC has put out a formal statement yet, he went on to quip “But who the f*** cares, really?”

And he doesn’t seem to be too bothered about what the cancellation will mean for his career, adding:

“I don’t know if it changes anything. I’ve done seven series. I don’t feel that I have been washed up on the shores of stand-up.”

Room 101 has featured many celebrities including Ryan Clark-Neal.
Room 101 has featured many celebrities including Ryan Clark-Neal.

Room 101 first launched in July 1994, with Nick Hancock hosting up to 1999 and Paul Merton taking over until its first cancellation in 2007. It was then re-launched in 2012 with Frank Skinner as the host.

Loosely based on the torture chamber in George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984, Room 101 invites celebrity guests to discuss their pet peeves and persuade the host to banish them to ‘Room 101.’

Past celebrity guests include Ryan Clark-Neal, Katie Price, Miranda Hard, Geri Halliwell, Greg Davies and Jimmy Carr.

Room 101 fans have commented on Twitter over the alleged cancellation. While some have poked fun, others expressed disappointment.

The BBC has yet to comment on the future of Room 101 or indeed its final air date.


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