'Spooked Scotland' Viewers Upset As Gail Porter Reveals She Won't Be Returning For Second Series
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Ahead of tomorrow night's season finale of 'Spooked Scotland', its host Gail Porter has told viewers that she won't be returning for a second series of the show.
The Scottish television personality broke the sad news on Twitter, telling fans that if the show does return for a second series that it will be shot at haunted locations in Ireland and is likely to have a different host.
The first series of 'Spooked Scotland', which comes to an end tomorrow night on the Really channel, saw Gail along with her psychic sidekick, Chris Fleming, investigate some of the most haunted locations across Scotland.
Gail wrote in a tweet: "Chris Fleming will be on the case for the next series. Unfortunately I won't be involved as it will be in Ireland and they don't want a Scottish presenter."
Replying to fans upset by the news that she wouldn't be returning, Gail said "it was a bit of a shock... but, over a four minute call... I was told I was out." Gail added, "I was a bit gutted that others knew I was going before I was told," but confirmed that her co-host, Chris, didn't know about the decision.
Chris, who is based out of Chicago, is credited as an associate producer on the series and according to Gail, is already penciled in for a second series should one be announced.
Gail and Chris, who first worked together on the cult paranormal series 'Dead Famous', are also joined on 'Spooked Scotland' by paranormal investigators, Ryan O'Neill and Evelyn Hollow. As Scottish natives themselves, it's not clear if Ryan and Evelyn will be back for a second series or if they too will be replaced by Irish experts.
Of course, none of this has yet been confirmed. The first series hasn't even ended yet, a second series hasn't been officially announced, and there's been no comment so far from the Really channel or Tern, the production company that makes the series.
The final episode of 'Spooked Scotland' airs on Really tomorrow night at 9pm and sees the team come together for one last time as they attempt to get to the bottom of the ghostly goings on at Verdant Works, one of Dundee's deadliest factories.
Gail and her crew are the first paranormal team to be given permission to investigate the factory, where they are given the run around by spectral children who lead them to an unexpected and terrifying part of this vast Victorian location.
Throughout the series, which is available to stream in full now on Discovery+, viewers across the United Kingdom have been introduced to many of Scotland's paranormal hotspots, starting off on the Isle of Arran where the sinister Brodick Castle threw up some interesting evidence suggesting links to fairies, forcing the team to come up with unique ways to communicate with these mischievous creatures.
Later in the series they encountered malevolent imps at Bannockburn House, attempted to hunt down the Stirling Poltergeist at the city's Old Jail, and uncovered a haunting linked to the satanic Hellfire Club at Tron Theatre, which is built within the shell of an ancient church in Glasgow.
Gail and the team also tackled the tortured souls of those wrongfully accused of witchcraft in the town of Culross, investigated the site of the notorious Glencoe Massacre, and were pushed to their limits with a particularly aggressive haunting at Castle Menzies.
Of course, no trip to haunted Scotland would be complete without visiting the infamous Edinburgh Vaults. Buried beneath the cobbled streets of the historic city, some say it is the most haunted location in Europe. Here, the team struggled to handled so many spirits at once and Gail had to deal with frightening child apparitions. While in Edinburgh, the team also visited the legendary Banshee Labyrinth, a pub which sits above the vaults.
'Spooked Scotland' concludes tomorrow at 9pm on Really and the whole series is available to stream on demand on Discovery+. Really is available on Sky 142, Virgin 128, BT 17, Freeview 17, Freesat 160.
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