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27th Jul 2019

Ireland’s Got Talent has been cancelled

Dave Hanratty

The country still technically has talent, though, right?

Sad news for fans of homegrown skills and reality TV extravaganzas as Ireland’s Got Talent has officially been put on ice.

Virgin Media Television confirmed on Friday that it has “no immediate plans” to make a new season, citing logistical and scheduling reasons.

The show, featuring judges Louis Walsh, Michelle Visage, Jason Byrne and Denise Van Outen, ran for two seasons between 2018 and 2019.

The most recent showcase concluded in April with Dublin dance troupe BSD winning top honours overall.

Alas, there will be no third run of the show, for now at least.

An official statement issued to JOE reads:

“Virgin Media Television today confirmed that it has no immediate plans to make a third series of Ireland’s Got Talent.

“This decision has been made due a combination of logistical and scheduling reasons.

“Virgin Media Television are tremendously proud of the show and how it has raised the bar for production in Ireland.

“We look forward to unveiling our new season schedule as we continue to increase our commitment to great content and original Irish programming.

“Further details will be announced in August.”