Rosencrantz quits ITV

Claudia Rosencrantz has resigned as ITV controller of entertainment after ten years in the post.

Rosencrantz has been responsible for commissioning shows such as Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?, Pop Idol, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Hell’s Kitchen, The X Factor and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. She was in charge of managing ITV’s entertainment talent roster, which has included Chris Tarrant, Michael Parkinson, Sharon Osbourne, Paul O’Grady, Kate Thornton, Davina McCall and Simon Cowell.

Commenting on her decision to leave, she said: “It’s been an absolute blast. I don’t know where the time has gone but I do know it’s now time to do something else.”

Her move comes shortly after the announcement that new director of television Simon Shaps is preparing for a major restructuring of the Network’s commissioning department. It also follows the recent news that daytime controller Liam Hamilton is leaving the organisation.

Shaps added: “Claudia has been responsible for some of the biggest entertainment hits in ITV’s history. It’s no exaggeration to say that the US networks have watched and waited to see what Claudia has commissioned. She has launched some truly ground breaking shows for ITV and her legacy lives on with the huge success of shows like The X Factor, I’m a Celebrity and Takeaway.”

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