Katie Taylor, Head of In-house Entertainment at the BBC has appointed Andrea Hamilton and Glenn Coomber as co-executive producers of Strictly Come Dancing, BBC One’s critically-acclaimed, hit Saturday night ballroom dancing show.
Both highly experienced at producing large-scale, live, dance shows, they are the perfect fit for BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Andrea has most recently worked as a series editor on new BBC One hit The Voice UK and prior to that executive produced BBC One’s So You Think You Can Dance. Between 2004 and 2010 she was at Sky as a commissioning editor in entertainment. She will be working part-time and is already in post.
Glenn has spent the last decade working on some of television’s best known shows, including the Brit Awards, Fame Academy, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and Hole In The Wall. He has executive produced the past two series of Dancing On Ice for ITV Studios. He takes up his position in mid May.
Glenn: “There are few shows as prestigious and well-loved as Strictly, and it’s an honour to take on the responsibility of looking after this national treasure. The show’s in fantastic shape, and I’m looking forward to working with Andrea and our team to make the 10th series the greatest yet.”
Andrea: “What a privilege to work on the most fabulous series on British television! Along with Glenn and the team, I’m looking forward to creating a 10th series that continues Strictly’s run as the most joyous, escapist, and entertaining treat on TV.”
Katie Taylor: “Glenn and Andrea’s experience in big scale, live dance shows is tailor-made for Strictly and together I am sure they will be a winning formula for our ballroom.”
The next series of Strictly Come Dancing will be the tenth. Series nine was won by professional dancer Aliona Vilani and her McFly partner Harry Judd.
Prima ballerina Darcey Bussell has just been announced as the fourth judge on the show where she will sit alongside head judge Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli.
Strictly is made by BBC In-house entertainment.