Richard Hammond's comedic competition gets wiped out from the TV schedules.
The BBC have today confirmed that their sports game show Total Wipeout will not return for a sixth season of episodes. This means that the fifth season of the show (currently filming ten episodes abroad) will be the last ever run, unless distributor Endemol decides to revamp it via another channel. Nevertheless, it's certainly the forseeable end, which is a shame in some ways, as Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram certainly managed to light up Saturday nights with their gags ranging from the Big Balls and the waves to just dissing the contestants that came on each week. However, much as I hate to say it, I somehow don't see this programme being one of those sorely missed hits removed from the BBC line-up in days to come. Winter Wipeout's first season continues airing on BBC1 on Saturdays, and Total Wipeout returns for the final time this Autum.