Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:07
"Lingo" cancelled after 25 years; could come back
Dutch television game show Lingo is on for the last time tonight, unless AVROTROS can find a way to bring it back in the summer months, the NOS reports. The game, a combination between Mastermind and Bingo, has suffered from bad viewing figures. The spokesperson for AVROTROS says that the show is still getting "piles of letters" from people who are sad about the show's cancellation. According to the spokesperson, Lingo's biggest audience are those who watch every day, residents of retirement homes that watch together and students. "We also get a lot of handwritten letters from people who have come to live in The Netherlands and who learned the language through Lingo." Since 1989, the show has been through different presenters. The current presenter, Lucille Werner, will also be with the show if it comes back for the summer months.