ABC TV will not commission another series of the formerly popular program Anh’s Brush With Fame.
A spokesperson for the ABC, Toni Jones, said the program, in which comedian, author, and artist Anh Do paints the portrait of a well-known Australian while interviewing them about their life had been remarkable successful over the five series shot since August 2016.
“The show was something different when it premiered and Anh was very enthusiastic about the whole concept,” Ms Jones said.
“But as you can imagine after five series doing much the same thing in each show, it has taken its toll on Anh.
“Just between you and me — and I know The Bug won’t print this — but I really think his heart is no longer in it.
“In fact even back in series four I really couldn’t tell the difference between his portraits of Alan Jones and Kylie Kwong.
“It’s become even more obvious in the current series five. Just last week I felt Anh’s portrait of surfing champion Layne Beachley really didn’t do her justice (main picture).
“I guess every good thing must come to an end and this show’s no different,” Ms Jones said.
“Besides, five seasons was always going to be a stretch. There’s not that many celebrities in Australia.”