In a highly unusual move, Channel 4 Television cancelled Host the Week after the first episode. The show had been announced as consisting of three episodes but recording of episode #1.2 featuring Jack Whitehall as host was cancelled. Episode #1.1 hosted by Scarlett Moffatt attracted 470,000 viewers (60% down for the time-slot, but comparable to some other new show debuts). The show also received mixed reviews. No details of who was to host the third episode of the show had ever been announced.