Johnny Vegas has slammed the BBC for cancelling his sitcom Ideal.
The show, which centered around a small-time drug dealer named Moz, ran for seven series, with the final run scoring some of Ideal's highest ever ratings.
It was cancelled by BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett in what writer Graham Duff called a "clean sweep" for the channel.
After being presented with a Best Performance gong at last weekend’s Television Society North West Awards, Broadcast reports the comedian as saying: "Thank you BBC. When the numbers have never been higher, you've cancelled us.
"I'm being fired by the man who commissioned Kerry Katona... so I'm proud to do anything else that you’re not involved in."
Bennett has also faced criticism from Doctor Who show runner Stephen Moffatt, following the decision to cancel spin-off show Doctor Who Confidential, with Moffatt saying at the time: "All shows have their time and all shows end, but not, in any sanity, when people are still watching and loving them."
The BBC are involved in a cost-cutting measure that has seen the broadcaster make a controversial move out of London to Salford.
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