United Kingdom: Head of Delegation Guy Freeman to leave BBC next month

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Executive producer and the United Kingdom’s Eurovision Head of Delegation, Guy Freeman, is set to leave the BBC next month ahead of the launch of his new co-venture.

Having initially worked within the United Kingdom’s world of Eurovision back in 1998, Guy Freeman joined as the country’s Eurovision Head of Delegation (HoD) back in 2014, where he has consistently worked on finding the right act to represent the nation at the European event.

Lucie Jones brought the UK their best result during Freeman’s HoD reign in 2017

Four years on and Freeman has taken the decision to leave the BBC, the British national broadcaster, in order to start his co-venture with Hat Trick Productions, alongside talent agent Anita Land.

New route for Freeman

Freeman has had a long history with the BBC, having worked on numerous projects and special events over the years with the broadcaster, some of which include the BBC One New Year’s Eve concert, BBC Music Awards and One Love: Manchester, as well as the UK’s Eurovision coverage.

Speaking of his decision to venture into a new path, Freeman revealed:

At BBC Studios I’ve been lucky to have worked with some incredibly talented people, on a whole range of programmes that I’m extremely proud of. However, the chance to build a new company, creating more of the shows and events I love, at such a dynamic time in our business, with the support of Jimmy and Hat Trick, is simply too good to miss.

Hat Trick MD, Jimmy Mulville, added:

Guy is a proven creative leader with an unrivalled track record in big entertainment shows. Announcing this bold new venture with him and Anita Land is the perfect way to start 2018.

Freeman is set to launch Camden-based Livewire Pictures following his departure from the BBC at the end of February.

In the meantime, the current HoD will continue to work with the broadcaster during the country’s upcoming Eurovision national final, set to take place on the 7 February in the seaside resort of Brighton.

Further details regarding the United Kingdom’s Head of Delegation are expected to be revealed in due course.