The Victoria Derbyshire Show is coming off air as a result of BBC cuts, the broadcaster’s media editor has said.
Amol Rajan said on Twitter that the show was ending and that the cost of the programme was “deemed too high”.
He said: “The Victoria Derbyshire Show is coming off air. I understand @BBCNews is committed to Victoria + the (award-winning) journalism of the show.
“Cost of doing it on linear channel when savings are needed deemed too high. BBC declined to comment ahead of an announcement next week.”
The Victoria Derbyshire Show began in 2015 and broadcasts live on BBC Two and BBC News every weekday from 10am.
The programme won a Bafta in 2017 and has been nominated for several awards, including RTS Presenter of the Year.
Former editor of the show Louisa Compton described the plan to axe the show as “madness”, saying: “An organisation that values original journalism and underserved audiences should not be doing this.”
She added that the programme “consistently breaks huge stories, has won countless awards including a BAFTA and has broken new ground”.
Journalist Emma Ailes, who works on the programme, said it was “devastating news”.
She posted on Twitter: “Sitting here putting together tomorrow’s @VictoriaLIVE. 3 other journalists on the team here with me, all young, female and so talented. And busting a gut to make it as brilliant a programme as ever despite devastating news today.
“I’ve never worked on a team that cared so much.”
Anna Collinson, who also works on the show, added: “It’s gutting this could mean the end of a young, talented, diverse team who are led by strong, female editors and a fantastic female presenter.
“It’s gutting for our viewers. The BBC is constantly criticised for failing underserved audiences. The same audiences we were proud to serve and served well. I have already heard from interviewees who are devastated by this news.
“We are a scrappy, feisty and passionate bunch and always did our absolute best to hold those in power to account.
“Whatever happens now, I will forever be proud of working for this award-winning programme and will never forget everything it taught me.”
Shadow culture secretary Tracy Brabin said she would be “looking into why (the show) is being taken off air”.
She tweeted: “Rigorous campaigning & commitment to public having their say made it pretty unique in daytime TV.
“Victoria herself was sharp & approachable with a personal journey that made her relatable.”
And Conservative MP Damian Collins, who is bidding to be re-elected as chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, said the reports were “disturbing”.
“There needs to be a proper review of BBC finances as well as asking license fee payers what they value and want to see more of,” he said.
The BBC declined to comment.