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ITV poaches C4, Twenty Twenty execs

Kate TeckmanUK broadcaster ITV has added a pair of factual executives to its ranks.

Kate Teckman (left) joins from ITV rival Channel 4, while Nicola Lloyd was previously at First Dates producer Twenty Twenty.

Both will become factual entertainment commissioning editors, reporting to new head of factual entertainment Sue Murphy, who joined in April as part of Kevin Lygo’s new-look team.

Teckman was commissioning editor, features at Channel 4, where she greenlit shows including George Clarke’s Amazon Spaces, Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, Four in a Bed and Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic.

She started her career at ITV morning magazine show GMTV before going freelance for 15 years and then joining Channel 4.

Nicola LloydLloyd (right) was most recently executive producer of Channel 4’s First Dates, which rights holder and Twenty Twenty parent Warner Bros. International Television has sold globally.

Before that, she was a series producer on Ramsay’s Costa Del Nightmares and What Happens in Kavos. She has also produced and directed CBBC series The Big Performance and Sky 1’s Pineapple Dance Studios.

Murphy said Teckman was a “very experienced” commissioner, who “instinctively understands formats, factual entertainment and features”.

She added that Lloyd’s abilities in “managing talent both on-screen and off and her breadth of experience across formats, documentaries and talent-led shows makes her a perfect fit for ITV”.