Strictly’s Oti Mabuse devastated as show ‘axed before final episode even airs’

It has been announced that the brand new ITV show Romeo and duet has been axed before the final episode.

The dating series, presented by fan favourite Strictly judge Oti Mabuse, first hit the screens in April but has struggled to find an audience as reported by the Express.

The show helped singletons find love through singing.

After introducing themselves to the audience, the love seeker would stand on a balcony and be serenaded by a potential love match .

However, the single would only be able to hear their match and not see them.

Judging by their vocals, the single would then step down from the balcony and down some steps where they would meet their match face-to-face for the first time.

The pair were then introduced by presenter Oti and then whisked off to a date where they would learn a duet and then return to the stage to perform together.

Despite its original concept and mission to help singles find their perfect partner it was reported the show would not return for another season.

According to The Sun, Romeo and the Duet failed to capture viewers as only 890,000 tuned in to watch the prime time show.

The publication reported the same number of people also watched highlights of the Chelsea Flower Show which aired on BBC 2 at the same time.

An insider told The Sun: “This will be gut-wrenching for Oti as it was her first solo presenting gig since quitting Strictly to pursue new opportunities.

“Expectations were high for the programme as she is immensely popular with the public and Romeo & Duet was given a prime-time slot.

“Rubbing salt in the wound is the fact that the series hasn’t even finished, the final episode airs this Saturday.”

Romeo and Duet was one of the highly-anticipated shows she was signed on to host after making her departure from Strictly Come Dancing earlier this year.

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