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Rosencrantz quits ITV after ten years

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Claudia Rosencrantz has quit as ITV's controller of entertainment after ten years at the network.

The news comes as new director of television Simon Shaps prepares for a major restructuring of the commissioning department and follows the news that daytime controller Liam Hamilton is also leaving.

Rosencrantz has been responsible for commissioning some of ITV's biggest hits over the last decade, including The X Factor, Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? She has also managed the network's entertainment roster, including Simon Cowell, Michael Parkinson, Paul O'Grady and Chris Tarrant.

"Claudia has an amazing track record in finding break out hits and she has had a great decade at ITV," said Nigel Pickard, ITV's director of programmes. "Anyone who knows Claudia knows once she's made her mind up there's no going back so we wish her the very best in whatever she does next and look forward to working with her again in the future."

Rosencrantz added: "It's been an absolute blast.  I don't know where the time has gone but I do know it's now time to do something else."

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