Most Haunted was one of the most popular ghost hunting TV shows in the UK. Many would credit it with creating the genre. It has been off the air for years however there have been some developments.
In 2011 Sky Living decided not to recommission Most Haunted but did give the rights to the brand back to Antix Productions. Antix is the company owned by Karl Beattie and Yvette Fielding.
“Hi Guys Just wanted to give you the official news. SkyLiving has decided not to re-commission MH which is sad news, however, we have been given our rights back, so we can go to other broadcasters with it. I think that a new home and better investigation techniques will move MH into the next phase making it bigger and better than ever. We are very excited about MH’s future, so onwards and upwards my paranormal friends. xx”
In 2011 Antix did not manage to push Most Haunted back on air. They did manage a DVD called Most Haunted: Christmas Spirits which included previously unseen footage. The DVD is an example of the sort of thing Antix can produce with the license for Most Haunted back in their control.
There had been an attempt to push out a Halloween episode out in the same year. One again Beattie gave comment;
“Unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to get a programme sorted for halloween, getting all the rights back took much longer than first thought. But we are back now, next year we will be looking to go bigger and better than ever before and we will take halloween back. We are about to sign a very exciting deal with a very large company to take Most Haunted to the next level. So watch this space. And thanks for all of your support and undying loyalty, which in this industry is a very rare thing indeed, thank you all it means so much.”
As things stand now Antix has a relationship with Lionsgate, who helped distribute the DVD, but no TV channel to air the show on.
In Pure Spirit
To keep up to date with Most Haunted news then Facebook communities like Most Haunted: The Next Generation are a good way to go. Diehard fans rush to surface the latest hint of news.
Do you want Most Haunted back on TV?
Really hope they DON'T come back….. Fake fake fake yvette fielding.
You need to sort it out!!. Most Haunted was the best TV program on air, maybe u should get your sorry ass locked in a basement with a camera and watch u run. Haha loser!!!!!!
sam strelley says
not as good as ghost adventurers on really tv
Ghost adventurers is and I quote " for entertainment purposes only" if that don't say fake to you then what does?
Get a grip. obviously real just have to cover their arse by saying for entertainment only.
Ghost adventurers is a real as you can get scientifically….
Although I am a big fan, it's mostly because the show is entertaining. If anyone truly believes what they are seeing, they should google ' most haunted fake' and their are plenty of clips and sound bites of all the dodgy stuff that went on. The only reason most haunted was allowed to continue is that it got re-classified from factual to entertainment, which meant they could do what they wanted. Still a great show though
I would love it. It was entertaining and you got to see many England sites. I always wished I could have joined them on one of their shows.
Louise Browne says
Most haunted was the one thing I always looked forward to on Halloween , Halloween just ain't the same without it so please please u must bring it back and I think I speak on behalf of a lots of fans !
June Collis says
I agree – it was great entertainment!
Please bring Most Haunted back for Halloween 2012, I think the team are amazing! I miss David Wells though!
i look forward to watching Most Haunted but all the screaming drives me nuts,why do they do that, iv been physic since i was a very young child and feel blessed that i was given this gift so it annoys me to think that this program can at times be so very false.To see the departed is a gift that should be respected and not mocked.
Make a lot of people happy if it was on our screens for Halloween, i remember turning off the lights, and watching the webcams just waiting for a glimpse of a ghostly presence, oh happy memories, PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!
Please please bring most haunted back we miss it loads hope you bring it back for halloween 2012 and then every week after that. We are watching all the old ones on sky and we think they are great.you have been missed. Wendy x
i love watching most haunted i think it is brilliant i believe in that sort of thing wish i could do a location with them it would be brilliant, please can we have some new ones. shirley xxxxxx
My daughter would love to see a Halloween live again. She used to look forward to it. I am not too bothered but as she would like it, then I hope they do. However, I don't think they will make it in time for 2012. It is now September and as yet, nothing has been said.
marting guy says
I loved MH However if there is a return they need to get rid of half the people following them around, but i somehow doubt they will get a TV station, its been three or four years now so i have kind of given up hope, but lets see if they do anything for Halloween?
Lynne Borrick says
Ii really would love to see more Most Haunted, and David Wells was the best.
Darren Filmore says
Very, very interesting and entertaining. Just wish they would come to Sydney and Melborne in Australia, Sydney has a very long history of ghost activity, even though the city itself is only just over 200 years old.
Best show if they ever did one here would be from the Sydney Quarantine Station http://www.qstation.com.au (Near Manly) already well known for its ghost tours and is a very active location. Went there some time ago very good night out.
The Q station was a point where imigrants to Australia where laid over till they got better or died from their illness.
Would love to see them come to Australia.
Love most haunted,I too miss David wells and am currently watching all the series on sky living, the format could do with a bit of shaking up but on the whole I really miss MH.
nicky – Please please hurry with the return of this wonderful show my daughter and i miss it so much – Halloween just wont be the same!
hi to yvette fielding and karl beatte and stuart torvell hope you well.it would be great if you could do a most haunted live at alton towers in staffordshire soon it would be a good location for the live show.good luck with the new series of most haunted hope you see a ghost or 2. looking forward to most haunted going to some new locations.HAPPY HALLOWEEN to the most haunted team xxxxx
PLEASE COME BACK ON CUS YA TV SHOW IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As a fan i regularly post a comment on the fan site and always await the return of MH with all the gang it is missed sorely and the past Halloween's just haven't cut the mustard since 2010
Hello Nikki ;-) Well having being reminded of the we will take Halloween back comment that Karl made last year ……. hmmm
No sign yet eh ???
But you are right Halloween is just not the same without them.
Nice chatting Nikki we must do this again lol :-D
Denise Ireland says
please bring back Most Haunted for 2012 Halloween, as a fan i am so bored without that show no parties lined up since been off air, so come on guys do your best and get back to us, i cant keep watching my box sets. ty xxx
I really hope MH comes back but without some of the ridiculous guest mediums they used to have!
Karen Paterson says
I think MH went down hill when the new historian Lesley Smith joined the show, she was over dramatic and self obsessed, she even went without her bra on some episodes, what was that about, she constantly played up to the cameras, this just served to mock the programme, this teamed with her and Cath screaming all the time ruined it as you couldn't hear what was going on. Bring back the original team Richard Felix and Stuart ect and it will take off again but dont let Yvette hire any of her personal friends again it just doesn't work.
i totally agree with every comment made looking forward to a comback especially the british locations as this provides much needed visitors to them.
i think lesley smith is fab with facts but i too agree that no bra is a no no and her panting and whimpering in panic was just sad .
JOJO AND JUDE says
We started watching the programme as we started dating, and now we moved in, and 6 years on still watch it constantly. We think its one of the best photographed ,quality productions,trying out new concepts and locations etc. we agree we LOVED RIchard Felix ,Stuart, and , of course, Yvette and Karl.We also love kieren and , psychics………Chris Conway,David Wells, Gordon Smith and Derek . We hope to marry at our local favourite haunt Michelham Priory ,which we discussed the first time we ever met, and didn't realise that it was the subject of the first ep. Yes little Cath screams too much! But we still think shes gold and, Lesley Smith is wonderfully purring and theatrical ,if at times bonkers.! All the other paranormal stuff is great, and we love them but, MH retains the historic,gothic,spookiness and beauty of our lovely British Iles end beyond. MOST HAUNTED is a national institution and is most missed people ,so bring it back now before we loose all sense of paranomality! (We love the LIVE S and Halloween ,Midsummers etc. and off shoots, Screaming Banshees and ,Whines and Spirits and ,Yvette end Kierens' prog aswell.) GOOD LUCK FOLKSXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
JOJO AND JUDE says
SORRY meant to say Yvette AND kierens' programme not end! We love Kieren xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Bring it back…. you guys have been gone for to long x hope u are back for this Halloween :-!
Can't wait for Most Haunted to get back onto the TV Screen. Wanted to see you this Halloween – not the same without you all. Hurry hurry hurry.
hope that its realy true there as bean so many untrue story`s you don`t know who to belive
Fake or not it was spooky Halloween entertainment. And we need it back.
Ye your right i've bean a fan from the very first episode in the early days and its about time to bring it back not next year but i`me sure they could do it in time for a christmas live so come on MH do for your legian of fans.
liz crisp says
Please bring MH back miss Halloween specials. Enjoy watching re runs on sky. Bring back old team Richard Felix and David wells,.
could anyone tell me if there bring a halloween 2012 live back plz ????
Ca`nt see it coming back in time for this Halloween but it could be done in time for Christmas like the live shows they have done in the past i bet if they found that old tent that they used in the early days it could be done so come MH give the fans what they want.
i so miss M.H i beg and plead with yvette and karl to come back to our screens ASP.i think we should start a petition to make the stations realise how popular and in demand most haunted really is ? how about it ?MOST HAUNTED FANS?
Ye your right we should get a petition we can do a online one i think i for one would put my name to it.
i can't understand why at any level most haunted was let go in the first place. There are so many places yet to be investigated, Maybe team up with T.A.P.S!? Look into not having that boom sound when something is heard though cos whats the point in replaying it if you cant hear it!!! most annoying and bring back the scots… chris conway david wells and the other one sooooo good.
Location suggestion … Kentwell hall ..nasty bloke in there, I had an awful experience in a down stairs room over the summer..had to get out..then i was fine. Hope to see you on our screens a.s.a.p.
Msg to the idiots at SKY Living … IF AIN'T BROKE DON'T GET RID OF IT!!!!!
Love MH PLEASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE come back xxxxxxxxxxxx
Karl and Stuart need to see a gastroenterologist before bringing back,MH,,,Their constant claims of 'feeling sick' were too numerous to mention.
Investigation methods unsound.Creaking floorboards 'did you hear that ! ' …its due to contraction as the heating cools. 'Can you feel that ! its really cold'…where are the min max thermometers. Worst of all is the mass hysteria from certain cast members not conducive to serious research.And lastly most of the locations throw up apparitions during the day when joe public is sauntering around so why the nightime nonsense. Get a GRIP.
please please ignore all the bad remarks these people dont believe in the spirit they will go to hell can't wait for the next most haunted Yvette is fantastic doing the programme
i hope it comes back, pure entertainment
I have waited too long for most haunted to return ………I GIVE UPPPPP.
DAVE MCCONNACHY says
HI THERE KARL AND YVETTE… WHERE ARE YOU BOTH???? WE MISS YOU BOTH AND MAY I SAY THE PROGRAMME AS WELL… THERE IS A LACK OF REAL GOOD ENTERTAINMENT… YES…"MOST HAUNTED" … I FOR ONE FOUND THE WORK DONE BY YOU ALL ,…GAVE SO MUCH SATISFACTION FOR US THE FOLLOWERS OF THE EPISODES WHICH YOU BOTH PRODUCED, IT WAS FANTASTIC… OKAY THERE HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF SMALL PROBLEMS… BUT FOR ME IT WAS A WONDERFUL PROGRAMME… PLEASE COME BACK FOR THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO ENJOYED YOUR WORK… ALSO MY VIEW IS BRING BACK FELIX… THE OLDER CAST AS IT WERE… ARE THE BEST… MAY I ALSO THANK YOU BOTH AGAIN … IT IS HARD WORK MAKING ANY TV WORK…ALWAYS UNDER SCRUTINY…DAVE.
i would love it to come back especially for halloween next year missed it so much ……..
Come back. Come back. Come back! Please? You know you want to! X
Its great to see so many people wanting to see the MH show come back and if it carries on like this they will see the level of support and have no choice but to bring it back keep posting everybody and lets see what happens.
Geoffrey Morris says
Bring back Most Haunted.
i love you from Ryan.xx
I once saw what I believed to be an apparition about 45 years ago which was the shape of a person made up of pale green lights, upon seeing this I went to fetch a friend from the next room and he also saw it. We were at a scout meeting at the time and using a temporary building whilst work was being done at our usual meeting place.
Used to love MH but it moved to Living (don't get it on freeview) and would love it to return to our screens. We have watched all the repeat episodes over the last few weeks on Pick TV, along with the American Ghost stories who seem to have a lot of success with their voice recorders.
So good luck with trying to get back with a new series.
Ye your right mate when it does come back next year to reach a wider public it as to be on freeview or it will suffer so come on MH please think this threw
angela martin says
please come back soon we miss you. angela one of your biggest fans xxxx
yeah would love most haunted to return best programme ever
Bring it back, especially the live events fab show fab presenters and crew
melina dalmeida says
The program was supposed to be about spirits and past lives, the clue is in the title most haunted. so why is it we end up looking at the people involved more than the areas that are supposed to be investigating. I also cannot understand why they ask for a sign then start screaming and the camera directed at their faces so one can hear or see this supposable signs. they might as well call it people watch.
miss most haunted sooo much,bring it back!!but please,if you see or hear or feel something,stay and film it!thats the point of the programme,not to scream or run,you will never catch any proof doing that!and please no derek (showman)acorah,never believed in him,always something shifty about him,and after seeing him live,there definately was.knew he'd be caught out sooner or later!!
david kelly says
it is good to beable to keep in contact with you gfays,but it would be better to see you back on t.v. so please please please come back soon.
yes yes yes we do want MH back if anybody doesnt like it dont watch simple Elizabeth
Good comment Elizab
eth alot of people did sadidy things that did'nt do the show any favours bu stlll watched it
tina f says
I am a diehard fan of most haunted.I have had an experiance of my own.most people look at u like you have got two heads when you talk about these things.but as for the most haunted team, you must carry on and show the disbelievers.you rock!!
Good comment Elizabeth alot of people did sadly say things about the show that didn't do it any favours but still watched it
Yes,you have a good program,to come back you could use paranormal groups local in the areas you investigate,you could get sensitive people who live in these local areas to bring their true story's into the program,use different types of spiritual investigations,transmediumship is really interesting,do more psychic artistic drawings so that we can see what they can see,set up trigger objects in more than one room,use a franks box in many rooms,and get Kieran to poo poo things in the most hardcore areas of the investigations,come back on air LIVE! And use more scrying techniques and ouija boards,and ask questions to the mediums that are different to how you investigated before,so it's fresh and more interesting than before.
Stuart should investigate with Kieran on the worst areas possible.
Even go back to the worse ever places and do a count down from 50 places as a season of new DVDs
Get someone who can do automatic writing and a guest mediums from abroad who try to find missing people or killers.
We need people we trust on MH,Tony Stockwell,Colin Fry,TJ Higgs,Sally Morgon. Let's trust MH and come back with a bang!
Sounds brilliant to me Wendy. I hope Karl, Evette & Stuart are reading this.
It's about time they came back.
Certainly a huge gap in the market. For all us loyal ghost hunters.
Come back Most Haunted spooky tales 2. We are all waiting.
loved loved loved Most Haunted especially all the live shows but the Halloween shows really made Halloween for me & loads of fans. We've been waiting SO long for a return, its the not having a definite date that I find extremely frustrating, heard so much rearding a return in 2012 & here we are with just over a month of 2012 left & there's still no confirmed date….obviously 2012 return is not happening but PLEASE give all the fans a date to look forward to PLEASE.
Ye you're right what you say Wendy more people are into all things paranormal now than they used to be so there is a larger range of things that can be investigated and maybe MH could link up with other teams like TAPS in America like Yvette used to say a hole plethora of things and ideas that could be done this time around.
But like you most people we need a date for 2013 to look forward to and get plenty of coffee in for the seven night live`s that MH did
chris holmes says
Hi i am a most haunted fan i like to see you back on tv i real liked it somuch i can,t wait for the next one lol, hope to see you all again soon.
A shame uk couldn't get together and do something. Instead of TAPS. UK programme.
If Most Haunted do not. Pity there was'nt someone else.
As was said so many local groups. Just none in my area. But you cannot beat being in front of the box, warm. all the candles lit. sitting on your own. ( As you're husbands gone to bed, bored!)
Being transfixed. Ever hopefull someone will come from beyond the grave.
I have become addicted to Most Haunted even though at times I get terrible reception on channel 11!
I think it is a great programme – really fascinating. I certainly believe in ghostsa s I've stayed in a house where the ghost of a little girl 'lived' ; I've aso seen the ghost of a white dog! Please, Please bring this great series back…or I'll haunt you…
That's the spirit Brian (get it get it)
I don't believe genuine psychic investigators would scream and swear or get into a panic. All the screams, beeps and talking make it impossible to hear anything supernatural. There are some excellent mediums. I myself have had amazing readings but I don't think any self-respecting spirit would appear for this noisy and immature lot.
please please bring most haunted back i love watching it and all the different areas of Britain and histories
Chris antoniou says
A big con to full fieldi Band Co pockets only few prongs proved activities
Chris Antonius says
Accora needs to take lie detector test very suspect
Its bean said that they (Most Haunted) will not be using a spirit medium this time around so Derek Accora will not need to take a test like he needed to anyway
If it does return, which i hope it does, could the team take a few moments to give some of their fans a spelling lesson.
A Ferguson says
Just watch all the American haunting shows,when ever anything happens there is no stupid squeals or screams,and they immediately run toward what they have heard or seen,far more professional.
Watch ghost adventures,far better,and no Cath screaming at 100 decibels lol.
What people should remember about Most Haunted is that even thought they did all the paranormal things that they could it was still an entertainment show and when you watched the live shows this came threw as exactly that so when they screamed shouted or even squealed or if Derek went into a trance it was entertainment which really paid of because all you have to look at the number of 100% loyal fans that still want to see it return of the most watched show in the history of tv .
It was our favorite show, Halloween or not every week, we would curl up with the lights out ready to be spooked out of our boots..COME BACK GUYS. I still feel your residual energy hehe xxx
Why are investigations carried out at night??
Because what i've herd is that the spirits prefer the dark don`t now why but that's what i've herd
Hope everbody is watching the reruns on pick tv to keep you in the mood for the big return of MH
judy cork Ireland. says
Please! Please! Come back! Give me a shout to join the team? I have nerves of steel! Hurry up, were suffering withdrawals.
Well its 2013 has anybody herd anything about MH second coming.
Well I'm keeping my finges crossed. Lucky 13. 2013!!
Yes please cracks me up…love it
Most haunted was brilliant with the original cast and i hope they come back without all the people looking for 5 minutes of fame kath / lesley smith etc they spoilt it . Cant wait for the new shows if its true.
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I really do long for the return of M.H. Please let it be soon. I'm knocking on a bit and would rather watch it than 'appear' on it.
please please bring back M.H. its so interesting.
Ye its great that they are showing all the old episodes it keeps the memory alive but come on give the loyal MH fans new places to watch
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