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X Factor & Britain's Got Talent ITV Executive Quits

Elaine Bedell director of entertainment at ITV steps down after seven years, leaving the channel at the end of February.

Bedell, who joined ITV in 2009, oversees some of the network’s biggest programmes including Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

Bedell's successor will have to navigate a new deal with Simon Cowell, whose X Factor and Britain's Got Talent contracts expire this year.

In another appointment confirmed this week Kevin Lygo will take over from Peter Fincham as Director of Television.

Simon will now be dealing with two new bosses at ITV when contracts are negotiated later this year.

What this will mean for X Factor with ITV due to air The Voice from 2017 we will have to wait and see.


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