Vic and Bob are no longer Shooting Stars

Wednesday November 16, 2011

The BBC has cancelled Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's long running panel show Shooting Stars.

The surreal quiz programme began life as a 1993 Christmas special and then ran for five series until 1997, with comedian Mark Lamarr as one of the team captains.

It was brought back briefly in 2002, with novelist Will Self as a team captain, and returned for another run in 2008.

Other regulars included "big baby" scorer George Dawes, played by Matt Lucas, and captain "Ulrika-ka-ka-ka-ka" Jonsson.

Bob Mortimer tweeted the news, telling fans: "BBC have just cancelled shooting stars".

A BBC spokeswoman confimed the news:

"In future there will be less space on BBC Two for comedy/entertainment panel shows so sadly Shooting Stars won't be returning.

"We'd like to thank Vic and Bob for everything they've brought to the channel over the years."

Photo: © Getty

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