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Alone UK Cancelled by Channel 4 After One Season

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The UK version of the survival series “Alone” has been cancelled by Channel 4 after just one season. The show, produced by The Garden (“Squid Game: The Challenge“), was one of several under consideration for renewal. Despite its initial quiet release during the summer of 2023, the series gradually gained traction, doubling its audience when consolidated viewing was taken into account.

The UK version of “Alone” followed a similar format to its successful American counterpart, with 11 contestants dropped into the remote Canadian wilderness. The winner of the UK version, Tom Williams, took home a £100,000 prize. Unlike most other iterations of the show, most of the contestants had seemingly not fully embraced the outdoor experience before taking part in the show.

The series offered a unique perspective on survival, as contestants were left completely alone to film their experiences without the presence of camera crews, producers, or experts. They battled the elements, faced starvation, and encountered wild animals like bears, moose, and wolverines.

The “Alone” franchise continues to thrive globally, with the original American version one of the most popular shows on the History Channel. The format has also proven successful in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Australia, with a second series currently airing in the latter.

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The cancellation of the UK version comes amidst financial challenges and layoffs at Channel 4, with 250 job cuts in process. Despite this setback, the show’s concept and international success highlight its potential for future iterations or revivals on other networks or streaming platforms.


I'm Noah Masire, I look after UK TV News at Memorable TV. From the gripping crime of Happy Valley to the feel good storytelling of All Creatures Great & Small, I bring you the latest news about what's what and who's who in the world of iconic British TV shows. Stay tuned!

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