Alison Hammond receives a massive blow as two of her shows get axed

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Alison Hammond has recently encountered a significant setback, with reports surfacing that not one but two of her television projects have been unceremoniously axed by the BBC. This news comes hot on the heels of the cancellation of her game show, ‘I Can See Your Voice.’

Alison, a household name since her appearance on Big Brother in 2002, had high hopes for the BBC’s new dance show, ‘Clear The Dancefloor.’ However, the pilot episode, filmed in February 2023, failed to secure a full series, disappointing the presenter. A source shared with The Sun, “This will be gutting for Alison, as getting an ongoing gig on the Beeb is seen as many a presenter’s ultimate goal.”

Despite this setback, Alison Hammond is far from facing many opportunities. The renowned presenter has been confirmed as the new host of ITV’s heartwarming series ‘For The Love Of Dogs,’ following in the footsteps of the late Paul O’Grady. Expressing her sentiments, Alison said, “I am very aware that I can never replace the iconic Paul in this wonderful series, but if I can continue to shine a light on the brilliant work done at Battersea and help to tell the stories of these beautiful dogs, then it will be an absolute privilege to give it my all.”

The Birmingham-born presenter made her Bake Off debut in 2023.

While Alison navigates this career crossroads, she remains a prominent figure on ‘This Morning’ and co-presents ‘The Great British Bake Off’ alongside Noel Fielding. Despite the disappointment of the cancelled shows, Hammond’s infectious enthusiasm and positive outlook promise to carry her through challenging times.

Alison Hammond said to be disappointed by the BBC’s decision

The BBC’s decision to scrap ‘Clear The Dancefloor’ may surprise many, especially given the show’s promising premise as a high-energy, primetime dance competition. The series, intended to feature amateur dancers competing with celebrity judges, had generated anticipation akin to the energy of ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ a show in which Alison herself participated in 2014.

The unfortunate turn of events with ‘Clear The Dancefloor’ is not the first time Alison has faced a cancellation on the BBC. ‘I Can See Your Voice,’ the singing game show where Alison served as a judge, met a similar fate after two seasons. Despite these setbacks, Hammond’s career trajectory remains on the rise, showcasing her resilience and adaptability in the competitive world of television.

Alison Hammond is set to replace Paul O’Grady on the Love Of Dogs.

Alison Hammond’s journey from reality TV contestant to a revered television personality has been marked by various highs and lows. Her recent appointment as the host of ‘For The Love Of Dogs’ not only underlines her versatility but also positions her as a compassionate advocate for the well-being of animals.

In a recent interview, Alison shared the heartfelt message she received from Julian Clary, a close friend of the late Paul O’Grady. Clary conveyed his joy over Alison securing the hosting role, expressing Paul’s high regard for her. Hammond, visibly moved by the message, articulated her commitment to continuing the legacy of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

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