Jamie’s American Food Revolution Cancelled (By Fatties?)

The second series of Jamie Oliver’s US show examining schoolchildren’s diets has been chopped after just two episodes.

The first series, based in Huntington, West Virginia was a hit even though Oliver was chased out of town by fatties at one stage. He won the townsfolk around, but when the second series moved to Los Angeles this year, Jamie was initially banned from filming in schools.

Food Revolution has been temporarily axed by ABC after only two episodes for receiving poor ratings. The second series of the show, which had previously won Jamie an Emmy, managed to pull in just five million viewers.

ABC said it is likely that the remaining four episodes will be shown in June, with TV insiders doubting a third series of the show will be made.