RIYADH: A brand new TV game show in Saudi Arabia in which female contestants compete to win the hand in marriage of a prince has been cancelled, according to producers.
‘I Wanna Marry Salman’, which was due to begin shooting next week, would see 12 young hopefuls battle to win the heart of Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the brother of King Abdullah and second in line to the throne. But the show has been axed because, claim TV execs, of a “lack of response” from would-be suitors.
“We were expecting to be overrun with applicants,” said Isaac Weizinski, head of Endemol KSA, which was putting together the show. “I mean, he’s next in line… he’s quite a catch. He was quite looking forward to taking part.”
Despite the disappointment with ‘I Wanna Marry Salman’, the 78-year-old is still committed to appear in the upcoming game show ‘It’s A Royal Knockout’ alongside King Abdullah.