The BBC is axing Doctor Who Confidential due to spending cuts, according to The Guardian. The corporation faces budget cuts of up to 20% across its output and BBC controller Zai Bennett has decided to cut the BBC 3 spin-off show at the end of this series’ run.
Speaking last month at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, Bennett said: “It’s about focusing my budget on 9pm and 10.30pm; those are the time slots that count. Budgets are tight, so we have to be sensible with the money we have.”
A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “Doctor Who Confidential has been a great show for BBC3 over the years but our priority now is to build on original British commissions, unique to the channel.”
Doctor Who Confidential has been following new Who since it returned to screens in 2005 and we’ll be sad to see it go. What do you guys think?