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UKTV factual commissioner Natalie Rose boards Naked as head of features

Fremantle UK production label Naked has hired UKTV commissioning editor Natalie Rose as its head of features. Rose (pictured) will join the prodco in January, reporting to recently appointed managing director Fatima Salaria. At ...
November 13, 2020

Fremantle UK production label Naked has hired UKTV commissioning editor Natalie Rose as its head of features.

Rose (pictured) will join the prodco in January, reporting to recently appointed managing director Fatima Salaria.

At UKTV, the executive served as commissioning editor for factual and factual entertainment. There, her credits include Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over for W, Big Zuu’s Big Eats for Dave and Warbird Workshop for Yesterday.

She also executive produced Bangers and Cash for Yesterday, Borderforce: America’s Gatekeepers for Dave, John Bishop In Conversation With… for W, along with the channel’s longest running UKTV Original series, Inside the Ambulance.

Prior to joining UKTV, Rose produced Channel 4′s flagship series Gogglebox, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Big Brother UK, Celebs Go Dating, The Voice UK and The X-Factor.

Rose said in a statement: “I’ve had an extraordinary three years at UKTV, but I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining such an impressive and formidable team who are spear-heading real change. Their passion for radical, distinctive and engaging programming, as well as diversity both on and off screen, is truly exciting, and I cannot wait to get started.”

Fremantle acquired a minority stake in unscripted start up Naked in 2015 and in February 2020 announced a full 100% ownership while at the same time recruiting Simon Andreae as CEO of the UK business.

In September, the global producer-distributor merged Naked with its UK label Boundless under the leadership of Salaria, who joined the company after departing Channel 4 in July.

The merged prodco, retaining the name Naked Television, carries within its roster such unscripted series as the UK version of The Apprentice, The Rap Game UK, Grand Designs and 100% Hotter, and factual and specialist factual fare such as 60 Days on the Streets, The Day I Picked My Parents and Planet Sex, hosted by Cara Delevingne.

With files from Barry Walsh

About The Author
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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