Daniel O'Reilly as Dapper Laughs

Daniel O'Reilly as Dapper Laughs

Dapper Laughs: On The Pull has been axed from its ITV2 slot.

The show's first series ran from September 29 to November 3, and will not return for a second series after host Daniel O'Reilly was filmed making a joke referencing the rape of a woman and his television show.

Over 50,000 people signed a petition online to persuade network chief executive Adam Crozier to cancel the show, which sees Daniel giving dating advice to men.

A spokesman said in an ITV statement: "We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied.

"We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series."

After cancelling the Welsh leg of his comedy tour, Daniel addressed the controversy on his Dapper Laughs Twitter page, writing: "I haven't been on Twitter in a while. My timelines gone mad #Bonkers (sic)".

The comedian then shared an apology, which read: "I know that there has been heated commentary on social media in recent days, online abuse of any kind is wrong. Therefore, I would like to say a few words to make my views clear. Some comedians push the boundaries in the name of entertainment. That means taking risks. But I think it's important that is we over step the mark and cause upset that we apologise. I would like to say sorry to those people who I have upset by my recent comments. I assure them that was not my intention."

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