'Queens For The Night' will reportedly not be returning this year.

Lorraine Kelly fronted the programme

Lorraine Kelly fronted the programme

The ITV1 show - which aired as a special last autumn - was hosted by Lorraine Kelly and saw the likes of 'EastEnders' star Adam Woodyatt and 'Coronation Street' actor Simon Gregson get transformed into drag queens.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "The show was always thought of as a bit of a ‘special’ for ITV but there was always the hope it might take off and become a series.

“That hasn’t happened but it’s the kind of programme channel bosses could bring back sporadically.

“It was a bold choice for ITV1 on a Saturday, but a worthy one.”

THe programme featured pros and mentors Myra Dubois and Kitty Scott-Claus, while Adam and Simon were joined by fitness guru Mr Motivator, rugby ace Joe Marler and 'Love Island' star Chris Hughes.

The contestants had to perform as their own glamorous alter ego for a panel of famous judges including Spice Girls legend Mel C, comedian Rob Beckett and Austarlian drag queen Courtney Act.

'Corrie' star Simon previously admitted it was daunting stepping out in front of the judges as his drag counterpart Bidet Bardot.

Speaking before the show aired, he told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's very, very nerve-wracking. First time on stage, the first time I'm going to be doing what I'm going to be doing.

"The nerves are riding high. It's a new territory for me, so we will see how I get on.”

Simon - who has played taxi driver Steve McDonald on the cobbles for over 30 years - went on to joke that he is a “really ugly woman” and thinks he looks like an evil creation straight from the mind of George Lucas.

He said: “I'm a really ugly woman! I look like a Star Wars baddie. And the rigmarole I had to go through to get there was a huge process and not comfortable.”