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Johnny and Denise lose Passport
Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen
The show ran for six weeks in July and August
Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen's Saturday night entertainment show Passport to Paradise will not return to screens, the BBC has said.

The ex-Big Breakfast presenters were recruited to host the BBC One family variety show last July.

"There are currently no plans for another series," a spokeswoman said.

She added the pair "brought a real warmth to Saturday night, but in the end we felt we had done enough with the format of the show".

Ratings drop

Passport to Paradise involved a combination of games and outside broadcasts with a high level of audience participation.

The first instalment attracted more than 4.1 million viewers - but that had dropped to fewer than 2.7 million by the time it ended.

The BBC spokeswoman said Graham Norton's Strictly Dance Fever would be a priority for 2005.

"That's very much on the cards for next year, and we're concentrating at the moment on Strictly Come Dancing, which is doing phenomenally well," she said.


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