Love Island Star Faces More Disappointment as ITV Cancels Sitcom After Two Series, Following Axing of “Outdated” Panel Show Only Weeks Earlier

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An Iain Stirling ITV series has been cancelled – for the second time this year. 

ITV has called time on the ITV2 sitcom Buffering, starring Iain, 35, after just two series despite reports in May that a third series was underway.

The comedian’s management company Avalon, which produced the show, told the British Comedy Guide that Iain has turned his attention to other projects. 

Buffering first aired in August 2021 and starred Iain has a fictionalised version of himself, while he and friends navigated their twenties.

Its second series aired in January 2023 and it had twelve episodes in total. 

An Iain Stirling ITV series has been cancelled - for the second time this year, but luckily he has Love Island All Stars to look forward to

An Iain Stirling ITV series has been cancelled – for the second time this year, but luckily he has Love Island All Stars to look forward to 

ITV has called time on the ITV2 sitcom Buffering, starring Iain, 35, after just two series despite reports in May that a third series was underway

ITV has called time on the ITV2 sitcom Buffering, starring Iain, 35, after just two series despite reports in May that a third series was underway

Avalon, which produced the show, told the British Comedy Guide that Iain (pictured in episode 1 in 2021 with Melvin Odoom and Emily Atack) has turned his attention to other projects

Avalon, which produced the show, told the British Comedy Guide that Iain (pictured in episode 1 in 2021 with Melvin Odoom and Emily Atack) has turned his attention to other projects

Buffering’s cancellation comes after CelebAbility’s in November, axed after six years, seven series, and 52 episodes. 

ITV bosses’ alleged reasoning was that the show’s format was ‘tired’ and that celebrity panel shows were outdated. 

Despite the recent double blow, Iain will be in good spirits with newest Love Island edition Love Island All Stars just around the corner.

The show kicks off in January but fans are still in the dark as to who will be appearing, however they do know who will not.

On Thursday it was reported that 2019 star Anna Vakili will not be returning, despite producers’ pleas, as she ‘had a change of heart’ at the last minute.

Love Island All Stars is the third iteration of Love Island, following Love Island Games which finished airing in November.

Iain is married to former Love Island presenter Laura Whitmore, who stepped down after series 8.

He rose to fame on CBBC where he presented alongside the puppet Hacker T. Dog. 

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