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EXCLUSIVE: Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and Too Hot to Handle producer Thames, is leaving to arrange an leisure manufacturing firm.

Brown handed her resignation in a number of weeks in the past and can exit in July. She has been with Thames since 2003 and have become MD when the corporate merged with Talkback in 2017 – a merger that was undone two years later at which level she saved her put up.

She will launch her personal manufacturing firm later this yr and turns into the second Fremantle label boss to be revealed to be leaving up to now fortnight, following Fatima Salaria, who’s exiting The Apprentice indie Naked in the spring.

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Amelia Brown (left) with David Walliams and Britain’s Got Talent execs on the BAFTAs

During her prolonged stint with Thames, Brown has shepherded ITV stalwarts The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, for which she was a key artistic on virtually each collection.

The Simon Cowell creations are co-produced with Cowell’s Syco shingle and whereas The X Factor has not aired for 5 years, BGT stays a key tenet of the annual ITV leisure schedule. The present most just lately signed former Strictly Come Dancing decide Bruno Tonioli to exchange David Walliams, after Walliams was caught making derogatory remarks about BGT contestants, which was printed in a Guardian report. Brown is overseeing filming of the newest season as information of her departure breaks.

Elsewhere, Brown oversaw smash Netflix format Too Hot to Handle together with the likes of the British model of Korean format I Can See Your Voice

for the BBC, Channel 4’s Who Cares Wins protection and BBC Three’s Eating with my Ex. Shows in manufacturing embrace ITV’s Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream and E4’s The Big Celebrity Detox.

Fremantle UK CEO Simon Andreae described Brown as “top-of-the-line within the enterprise.”

“She has led Thames by way of big success on our genre-defining expertise present hits and has been chargeable for increasing the label’s slate while additionally constructing relationships with new broadcasters and streamers,” he added. “While we’re very unhappy to see her go, we’ve been conscious for some time that in the future she would wish to begin her personal firm.”

Brown mentioned she had “liked” her time at Thames – a 20-year stint that included round a decade of freelancing.

“After years of dreaming of organising my very own firm, now could be the time to make that leap and I wish to thank each single one who has helped and supported me over the previous twenty years,” she added.

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