STEPHEN Mulhern’s Rolling In It reportedly faced the chop after there weren’t enough people tuned in to watch it.
Hosted by Stephen, the show which debuted in 2020 has seen celebrities pair up with contestants to make big bucks.
But not enough viewers watched Rolling In It, so ITV bosses decided to box it, according to a report in the Star of the day.
The game of chance saw three contestants play alongside some of their favorite celebrities including Mark Wright, Gemma Collins and Joel Dommett.
It has three teams consisting of the player and his celebrity partner who must roll a coin on a moving conveyor belt towards slot machines which are tagged with large sums of money to win.
The only thing in their way are “bankrupt” slots that cause the player to lose everything.
As the game progresses, there is more and more money at stake – but higher penalties in the game of luck and fierce competition.
The toss of a final coin could determine if the contestant loses it all or goes home “Rolling In It”.
Despite this show which has the ax, Stephen does not lack work.
In January, The Sun revealed that ITV had handed it the TV winners, where contestants are grilled on their knowledge of the small screen.
He also already hosts Catchphrase, In For A Penny and, of course, appears on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
A TV insider said: “Stephen is really highly respected at ITV and has become one of the faces of their light entertainment offering.
“He’s been in the business for almost 25 years and knows so many stars that he’s come through the ranks with.
“Most importantly, he is considered a pair of safe hands when it comes to presenting shows.
“And with the gameshow format, which requires personality as well as skills to drive a program, it really seems to have found its place.
“In particular, bosses were impressed with his presentation of The Big Soap Quiz on ITV, which made them realize how good he would be in a similar, full-time role.”
Stephen had his big break into children’s television in 1998 and has since appeared on SMTV Live, Britain’s Got More Talent, This Morning and Sunday Night At The Palladium.
He made a triumphant return to Saturday Night Takeaway this week after being forced off the air by doctors.
The beloved star – who hasn’t been on screen for over a month now – was back for one of the show’s best features, Ant Vs Dec.
The Catchphrase and In For A Penny host, 44, revealed earlier this month that he had been cut from the show by doctors.
He tweeted on March 12, “Had some time off and rested on doctor’s orders. I’m on the mend, glad to say, and can’t wait to get back to work. work soon.
“In the meantime…I’m going to put my feet up and watch Saturday Night Takeaway tonight with the rest of you. Please don’t miss me too much!”
The Sun has contacted ITV for comment.
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