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BBC Three officially axed: channel will become online only

BBC Three is set to become an online only channel, as part of the "tough choices" made by director general Tony Hall to cut costs.

Programmes such as Don’t Tell The Bride will become online only, the announcement is expected to reveal tomorrow, although the BBC itself has reported the news.

This comes after it was suggested, just days ago, that BBC Three or BBC Four would be cut as the corporation looks to save over £100m.

BBC Three has already taken the first step online, with eight shows commissioned for BBC iPlayer last year.

It is currently not known when BBC Three will go offline.