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Uh oh – Nicky Byrne’s Million Euro Challenge is set to be axed

The Westlife star's show isn't a big hit with viewers

Nicky's show hasn't been getting the viewers
Nicky’s show hasn’t been getting the viewers

It seems that Nicky Byrne’s show The Million Euro Challenge is set for the chop.

The former Westlife star’s gameshow sensationally replaced its long-running rival back in January, but it now appears the tables have been turned.

The Star reports that Winning Streak is set to continue it’s summer run until Christmas, which indicates that radio host Nicky’s programme could be axed.

While Winning Streak remains consistent in drawing in huge numbers of viewers, the ratings for The Million Euro Challenge have plummeted to as low as 165,000 in its prime time Saturday night slot.

An insider claimed that “it’s no secret” that RTE and the National Lottery are unhappy with the performance of Million Euro Challenge.

Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy are no doubt thrilled with Winning Streak's viewer ratings
Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy are no doubt thrilled with Winning Streak’s viewer ratings

“It had a great presenter and a talented and experienced production team but it just didn’t appeal to enough viewers,” they told The Star.

“The show could be completely revamped or even replaced between now and January – and it’s not clear if Nicky Byrne wants to return in his role next season either.”

Despite the show not performing well, Nicky was described as a great host
Despite the show not performing well, Nicky was described as a great host

 

The Million Euro Challenge was previously criticised by viewers for including games that are “too complicated”.

Even Love/Hate star Laurence Kinlan tweeted his confusion, writing: “You’ve a better chance of seeing Elvis play live in Croke Park for 5 nights”

 

 

 

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