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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 January, 2004, 15:17 GMT
BBC Three's Celebdaq takes break
Celebdaq grew out of a celebrity exchange website
BBC Three's celebrity trading show Celebdaq is taking a six-week break from next week for work on a new version of the programme.

BBC Three controller Stuart Murphy said he is giving the once-a-week show a break "to give the team time to generate new ideas", he told the BBC.

The show will return to the channel on 8 March as a half-hour show on Monday and Thursday.

Murphy said the show would not copy the format of Liquid News, ending in April.

Celebdaq began life as a website early last year, before becoming a TV show on the new BBC digital channel. It is regularly hosted by Paddy O'Connell.

"From the amount of traffic to the website, we know the brand is popular, we know people like playing the game," Murphy said.

"Now we want to see whether a more regular and substantial version of the show can work."

The Celebdaq website currently has more than 41,000 different users each week. The new version of the show is expected to return with a different presenter, or presenters.

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