Calum, Nikita and Phil... who could say no?
UUTV have dashed the hopes of Irish TV viewers, as they are apparently lukewarm on a mooted Tallafornia spin-off show.
It was exciting enough to hear that two of the show's artistes, Phil Penny and Nikita Murray, were lined up. Then came the news that Calum Best had been added to the mix, with the lure of a reality show which will follow the minutiae of their fascinating lives, and would also see them "tour Ireland's nightclubs."
Tragically, it seems, UTV have not taken the bait.
"We are looking for programmes focusing on areas such as lifestyle, the environment, culture, history and people," it says. Commenting on the Tallafornia rumours, a spokesperson said: "That is not going ahead."
UTV claim they are looking to offer quality broadcasting, focusing on history and culture, yet in the same breath are turning down a series featuring Phil, Nikita and Calum trawling Irish nightclubs?
It's their loss...