'Make Me Prime Minister' has reportedly been cancelled by Channel 4.

Alastair Campbell starred on the show

Alastair Campbell starred on the show

The reality TV show - which appeared on screens last year just after Boris Johnson left Downing Street and was briefly replaced by Liz Truss and current PM Rishi Sunak - has been axed after one series despite significant political buzz at the time.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "There was a sense that after having three prime ministers in just five weeks, the country had had enough jostling to reach the top of the greasy pole.

"With a concept that had never been seen before, the programme was always something of a TV experiment which could have been a success or a flop.

"But trailblazing Channel 4 are never afraid to risk failure and try out a new idea."

The show - which drew some comparisons to 'The Apprentice' - was launched to find the nation's best "alternative" leader, and saw 12 contestants taking on various tasks to assess their potential.

The likes of local government official and viral star Jackie Weaver appeared alongside side DJ and actor Goldie's son Danny Price, with former Conservative cabinet minister Baroness Warsi appearing alongside journalist and former Labour politician Alastair Campbell.

Former prime ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron were both featured in cameo roles.

The series - which aired weekly for six episode until the finale in November 2022 - was won by medical communications director Natalie Balmain.

Equality and diversity inclusion manager Kelly Given finished as runner-up and former footballer and sports agent Holly Horgan joining them in the final.

Speaking before the show's launch, Campbell commented: “Done properly, being Prime Minister is about a tough a job as anyone can do.

"It is great that so many people think they can do it and I am looking forward to working with Sayeeda Warsi to guide and challenge them to see if they really have what it takes."