Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights axed by ITV2

Former TOWIE star Mark Wright will not be given a second series of his new reality show Hollywood Nights, following a poor reception for the first series earlier this summer.

The show, which followed Mark and his entourage of Essex friends having adventures and playing pranks around Los Angeles, was slammed by critics – and ITV2 boss Angela Jain has now admitted it was not a success.

“We didn’t get the format right at the beginning,” Jain said. “The first couple of episodes, I didn’t know what I was watching.

“We love Mark Wright and will carry on working with him but there was never going to be another series of Hollywood Nights.”

Mark Wright quit The Only Way Is Essex last year to appear in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in which he finished second.

He has since gone on to co-host Take Me Out spin-off series The Gossip, as well as making Hollywood Nights.

ITV2 chiefs also said they would not be making a second series of The Exclusives, the Apprentice-style reality show in which aspiring journalists competed to win a job at publishing company Bauer Media.

“It was compared with The Apprentice and, quite rightly, it was said it wasn’t as good as The Apprentice,” Jain admitted.