ITV in talks to bring back Something for the Weekend

A passionate ready-made audience could make the cancelled BBC show an attractive proposition

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The fortunes of axed BBC2 series Something for the Weekend could be looking up, with ITV reportedly in the early stages of talks to bring it back, featuring a repackaged version of the presenting team.

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The Sunday-morning magazine, fronted by Tim Lovejoy (pictured), chef Simon Rimmer and Louise Redknapp, is the latest casualty of the BBC’s Delivering Quality First cost-cutting initiative. But solid ratings and an outcry from viewers – including over 22,000 Facebook fans – suggest it could find a home elsewhere.

ITV are said to be in discussions with Princess Productions, the company who make the programme, but are thought likely to change its name.

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Described by fans as ideal “hangover TV”, Something for the Weekend blends celebrity guests with cookery, gadget reviews, archive programmes and a regular segment on cocktails.