The final six episodes of TV3's Blind Date have reportedly been axed.

According to the Irish Mail On Sunday, the Irish television station has cancelled the final six episodes of the show which were due to air in January.

The news follows allegations of inappropriate behaviour published online and in some newspapers against Blind Date's host, Al Porter.

The comedian and TV presenter subsequently said he was stepping away from the spotlight.

He announced his resignation from Today FM and said he was standing aside from his role in this Christmas's Olympia Theatre panto, which he co-wrote with comedian Karl Spain. Former Mrs Brown’s Boys and Gogglebox star Rory Cowan has replaced Porter in the pantomime.

A source told the newspaper: "It’s an absolute disaster for TV3. They spent a fortune on Blind Date, buying the format, the production, the promotion, not to mention Al’s salary. But they are left with no option.

"The remaining six will never see the light of day. It’s just an absolute disaster all round."