Farewell to Friday Nights: Nadine Dorries' Talk TV Show Gets the Axe, Ending Its Run in Under a Year
End of the Friday Night Talk: Nadine Dorries' Show Gets the Axe in Under a Year
Nadine Dorries, the former Tory Cabinet minister, is bidding farewell to her Friday night talk show, which has been abruptly axed after less than a year on the airwaves. The weekly program has been notably absent from schedules since before Christmas, signaling an unceremonious end to its run. While discussions are underway regarding Dorries' potential continued involvement with the struggling television channel, the fate of her role remains uncertain.
In a statement to the Mirror, Dorries mentioned ongoing talks about a new contract and remained tight-lipped about the specifics. When queried about the possibility of having her own show, she refrained from providing details. Despite the show's premature departure, Dorries staunchly defended its performance, asserting, "The program did great actually… so I live in the Cotswolds, and a year of standing on Paddington at 7 o’clock at night to go home isn’t what I want to do.
Dorries initially joined Talk TV as a guest presenter in October 2022, facing early challenges with reading from the autocue. However, she was later granted her own weekly Friday night show in February of the following year. On her debut program, she interviewed Boris Johnson, where he disclosed his hobby of painting cows and revealed his death row meal preference as bangers and mash.
The show appears to have vanished from the airwaves since December 15, leaving its fate hanging in uncertainty. Dorries, who stepped down as an MP in August of the previous year, cited her desire to investigate her exclusion from the House of Lords as a reason for delaying her resignation. However, Labour won the subsequent by-election in October, overturning the Tories’ substantial majority.
In November, Dorries released a book titled "The Plot: The Political Assassination Of Boris Johnson," where she made sensational claims about a mysterious Tory fixer known as "Dr No." Allegations included gruesome acts, such as chopping a former girlfriend’s pet rabbit into pieces and attempting to set fire to a house with children inside. The book's publication had faced delays due to legal issues, adding another layer to Dorries' eventful post-political career.
As Nadine Dorries bids adieu to her Friday night talk show, the curtains fall on a brief but eventful chapter of her post-political career. The former Tory Cabinet minister faced the ax less than a year into her weekly program's run, leaving discussions about her future role in the hands of the struggling television channel.
While the fate of her continued involvement remains uncertain, Dorries defended the show's performance, asserting its success. However, the absence of the program from schedules since December 15 raises questions about its sudden departure.
Dorries, who resigned as an MP in August the previous year, embarked on a new venture that included sensational claims in her book, "The Plot: The Political Assassination Of Boris Johnson." The publication, delayed due to legal issues, unveiled controversial allegations about a shadowy Tory figure known as "Dr No.
As Dorries navigates the aftermath of her talk show's cancellation, the enigmatic twists in her post-political journey continue to add layers to her narrative. The uncertain future and the controversies surrounding her recent endeavors leave an air of intrigue, marking the end of a short-lived yet impactful stint on Friday night television.