Big Allotment Challenge sees ratings success

BBC2's new TV series Big Allotment Challenge won an average audience of 2.5m when it debuted on 15 April.

Audiences peaked at 2.6m, well above Gardeners' World on the same channel.

The six part series will be recommissioned if it is a ratings success though the BBC said its recommissioning position remained the same as it has been for a month on series two - producer Silver River has been finding contestants but that does not mean a series will necessarily go ahead until the BBC puts up funds.

Judges Jim Buttress, Thane Prince and Jonathan Moseley, with Fern Britton as presenter, voted off the first of nine pairs of contestants in the first programme of the series, which featured radish growing, jam making and sweetpea flower arranging.


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