Celebrity Juice man lands BBC Three role

Ed Sleeman Ed Sleeman - the 'perfect addition' to the team

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Celebrity Juice producer Ed Sleeman will soon be helping to bring the pick of entertainment and comedy shows to BBC Three.

He is to join the Corporation in June as entertainment commissioning editor for the digital tv channel that has been earmarked for a shift online next year.

Currently at Talkback, Sleeman series produced two series of BBC Three's Sweat The Small Stuff and worked on nine series of the Keith Lemon-led ITV2 comedy panel game Celebrity Juice, where he went from researcher to senior producer.

Previously, he was a researcher on shows such as BBC One's Comic Relief does the Apprentice and ITV1's Thank God You're Here.

He said that BBC Three offered 'so much potential', whatever its form.

'It's a channel with a brilliant history of producing clever and funny shows for a young demographic and I look forward to help keeping this tradition going strong.'

Mark Linsey, controller, entertainment commissioning, described his new recruit as 'the perfect addition' to his team.

'He brings youth, dynamism and fantastic experience to the role and I can't wait for him to get started,' he said.

Zai Bennett, BBC Three controller, said his channel had some 'exciting' new entertainment shows in store this year, including The Revolution Will Be Televised, Sweat The Small Stuff and Southside Story.

'Ed will be instrumental in bringing those to the audience. Exciting times are ahead for BBC Three and the channel is hungry for new content.'

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