A new raft of programmes have been confirmed for the winter season
Antiques-selling programme Flog It! has been axed after 17 years as part of a shake-up to BBC1’s daytime schedule.
The series, hosted by Paul Martin, has been a regular on the channel since 2002 with more than 1,000 episodes, but it will be removed to make room for six new commissions to “modernise” the daytime schedule, the broadcaster said.
A BBC spokeswoman said: “We’d like to thank BBC Studios and host Paul Martin, who we will be working with on other programmes.”
Episodes that have already been recorded will air in 2019 before Flog It! makes its final departure.
The Antiques Roadshow-style programme sees members of the public having their antique items appraised by experts before being given the option to sell them at auction.
The six new commissions previously confirmed to be airing on BBC1 later this year include a programme about Britain’s housing crisis, and a business-based series focused on new inventions.
Britain’s Housing Scandal will shine a light on the 200,000 domestic properties that are said to remain empty despite an estimated 140 families becoming homeless every day, according to housing charity Shelter.
Watchdog and Fake Britain host Matt Allwright will expose the nation-wide crisis across the five-part series, while trying to pair empty houses with people in need.
The Customer Is Always Right will see each episode focus on three entrepreneurs, all in their first year of starting, who are trying to launch their inventions, ranging from pet accessories to home and garden tools.
They will test their products on potential customers, and learn the sometimes harsh truth about their creations.
Elsewhere, DIY SOS host Nick Knowles will host a show about the real world trend of commissioning artwork in Home Is Where The Art Is, and The Best House In Town will look at homeowners across the country who go the extra mile to make their houses stand out from the crowd.
The BBC also confirmed new factual series Defenders UK, which follows the work of enforcement agencies across the country who crack down on crooks and conmen, including fly-tippers and unlicensed taxi drivers.
Dan McGolpin, controller of BBC programming and daytime described the new commissions as a “new generation of daytime television programmes” for the channel.
“They are modern, accessible and relevant to viewers all around the UK.”