Comedians Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins are to end their small screen partnership, according to the papers.

The Sun reports that the pair’s hit TV series The Sunday Night Project will end after three years, and the pair will focus instead on their solo careers.

Carr, 33, has signed an exclusive two-year deal with Channel 4 and will film 20 more editions of his talkshow Chatty Man over the next year.

Collins, meanwhile, is to make another series of his ITV2 chat show and is also in talks with Sky One.

“Alan and Justin have loved the Sunday Night Project, but the time has come to go their separate ways,” a Channel 4 source told the paper.

“Alan was the one to first say he didn’t want to do any more – he’s moving on to bigger things.”

The Sunday Night Project’s makers Princess Productions have said they may consider bringing the show back with new presenters.

The news comes just months after Collins’ Bring Back show on Channel 4 was scrapped for being too costly.

“It’s not been a flop by any means but in the current climate the bosses need to spend wisely,” a Channel 4 insider said.