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BBC appoints Channel 4’s David Williams as creative director for entertainment in the North


By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 9, 2012 | 1 min read

BBC has today announced the appointment of Channel 4’s commissioning editor of entertainment, David Williams, as the creative director of entertainment North, based in Salford’s Media City.

Williams will work on developing a range of new programmes across all channels, having commissioned Made In Chelsea, Tool Academy, Dirty Sexy Things and Playing It Straight while at Channel 4.

He said: "I am delighted to be joining the team in Entertainment North and playing a part in the fantastically exciting new chapter at Media City."

Katie Taylor, BBC’s head of entertainment and events, said: "I am thrilled that David is joining the Entertainment family at the BBC. With a background in award winning and iconic shows such as Stars In Their Eyes, You’ve Been Framed and Fame Academy, as well as credits on a range of popular shows for Channel 4 such as Big Brother, Shattered and Made In Chelsea, David brings a unique skill set and insight to complement BBC’s in-house talent base."

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