Tuesday, July 17, 2007

British Channel to Gest: Ta Ta!

Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Looks like David Gest has worn out his welcome in England. The Liza Minnelli-ex, one-time Memphian, and music producer has been canned from his gig with the British channel ITV.

Gest surprised everyone when he became a viewer favorite on the British reality series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here. That gig led to a role as a judge on Grease Is the Word as well as his own documentary series This Is David Gest.

Both Grease and the documentary series have failed to draw viewers, however, and Gest has been let go from ITV with six months left on a one-year contract.

ITV boss Simon Shaps said: “We don’t have any plans for him. We’re not signing him to another deal — I’m not sure what you would do next.

“We’ve got to match the talent with ideas — and we haven’t had any ideas for him. I wouldn’t rule out working with him in the future.”

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