Flog It! is cancelled after 17 years

2 October 2018, 23:22

Flog It
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By Tom Eames

One of the daytime TV staples is on its way out.

The BBC has announced that it is axing Flog It!, after 17 years on the air.

The decision was made in order to make way for a 'new generation' of shows. Episodes that have already been filmed will still be aired in early 2019.

Hosted by Paul Martin, the show has a similar premise to Antiques Roadshow, showing members of the public bringing in their goods to be sold at auction.

The BBC's controller of daytime and programming Dan McGolpin told The Mirror: "If we're trying to create the new generation then some of the long-running shows will have to go.

"Now and again, we reach a time to move on and modernise, bringing through some new shows.

"The ideas we have here are hugely scalable, they are modern and accessible, lots of fun and hugely relevant to people across the UK."