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Phillip Schofield show 5 Gold Rings ‘axed by ITV due to the pandemic’

The hit game show first launched in 2017

Phillip Schofield will reportedly no longer appear on 5 Gold Rings as the show has been axed.

According to reports, the popular ITV game show has been ditched after four series due to the pandemic.

Fronted by Phillip, the series sees its contestants go head to head over five rounds for a huge cash prize.

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Phillip Schofield’s 5 Gold Rings has reportedly been axed (Credit: ITV)

5 Gold Rings ‘axed’ from ITV schedule

Despite being a ratings winner for ITV since 2017, the show will no longer air on the channel.

A TV insider told the Daily Star: “Execs have decided not to commission another series of 5 Gold Rings.

“It won’t be back on TV this autumn like it normally would and there are currently no plans to bring it back in the future.”

There are currently no plans to bring it back in the future

Meanwhile, the source also claimed that the pandemic was one of the main reasons for its cancellation.

They added: “TV production is extremely difficult while the virus is still around. That means some shows have to be dropped.”

However, it appears Phillip is still busy with other TV work.

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The ITV show first launched in 2017 (Credit: ITV)

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As well as 5 Gold Rings, the star hosts This Morning and Dancing On Ice.

Phillip, 59, is also a main presenter on The Cube.

ED! has contacted ITV for further comment.

What has Phillip Schofield been up to?

Meanwhile, Phillip is currently on a summer break from This Morning.

The presenter handed over hosting duties to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes earlier this month.

Alongside co-host Holly Willoughby, the pair will return in September.

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Phillip is currently on a break from This Morning (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Last week, the star spent quality time with wife Stephanie Lowe and their daughters to mark Molly’s birthday.

Phillip and Stephanie share two daughters, Molly, 28, and Ruby, 25.

Alongside a photo, which showed the family smiling, Phillip told fans they had a “long weekend” celebrating.

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He penned: “Amazing long weekend celebrating @mollyschofe’s birthday. Hope you had a wonderful time gorgeous.”

It’s unknown whether Phillip and Stephanie are officially separated, after the host came out as gay last year.

Speaking about their divorce, he previously said: “With divorce… that has not been discussed. We are picking our way through and however that works and it’s a work in progress.”

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