David Williams joins BBC as Creative Director, Entertainment North

I am delighted to be joining the team in Entertainment North and playing a part in the fantastically exciting new chapter at Media City."David Williams
Date: 09.02.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.08
Category: Corporate
David Williams, currently Commissioning Editor Entertainment at Channel 4, is to join the BBC as Creative Director, Entertainment North it was announced today by Katie Taylor, BBC’s Head of Entertainment and Events.

As a first step in growing output on a pan-UK basis, David will be based in Salford’s Media City working on the existing portfolio including Dragons’ Den and developing a range of new programmes across all channels.

As Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, David commissioned Made In Chelsea, Tool Academy, Dirty Sexy Things and Playing It Straight and was also responsible for all Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother output. Previously, as an editor in factual entertainment his projects included High School Dance, Wife Swap and Big Brother.

He started his career in the mid-90s at Granada TV as a researcher on Stars In Their Eyes and You’ve Been Framed. He then worked as a researcher and associate producer at Endemol on shows including Chained, Flatmates and Bar Wars, before producing and series producing programmes such as The Games, Space Cadets, and Celebrity Big Brother. He joined Channel 4 in 2007.

Katie Taylor says: "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."

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

KT