Louise Rainbow named new exec producer of Strictly

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The BBC has appointed Louise Rainbow as the new executive producer of Strictly Come Dancing.

Rainbow, who was most recently the executive producer of Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, replaces Andrea Hamilton and Glenn Coomber, who are stepping down having served their year-long contracts

She said: “I am truly delighted for the opportunity to executive produce such an amazing show and I’m really looking forward to working with a very talented team, both on and off screen.”

Her other credits as an executive producer include Comic Relief Does Fame Academy and Move Like Michael Jackson.

Katie Taylor, controller of entertainment and events at the BBC, said Rainbow would bring “formidable skills and imagination to the ballroom”.