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Nigella Lawson's US TV show facing the axe

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Nigella Lawson's US TV show 'The Taste' is to be cancelled.

The ABC series - which sees amateur and professional cooks compete to create the best dish - is reportedly facing the axe after seeing its ratings fall from 6.1million viewers two years ago to just 2.7 million on New Year's Day.

It is thought the last straw for show bosses came after a repeat of comedy series 'The Big Bang Theory' drew in an audience of 8.1 million on the same day.

According to The Sun newspaper, a source said: "The figures have been falling every week, particularly among viewers aged 18 to 49 - and it now seems inevitable that The Taste will be axed."

The 54-year-old celebrity chef - who is the co-producer of the series - also starred on a UK version of the show which is currently not expected to return.

Meanwhile, Nigella had previously been blocked from entering the United States following her confession she had taken cocaine during a trial against her former personal assistants last November.

The brunette beauty - who was stopped from boarding a British Airways flight to Los Angeles at London's Heathrow Airport in March - later secured a "waiver of inadmissibility" which allowed her to enter the country to resume working on 'The Taste'.

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