Katie Price signs Living TV deal
Thursday 24 June 2010
Katie Price is to quit ITV after signing a new exclusive deal with the Living TV channels, it was announced today.
Her hit fly-on-the-wall shows have been a mainstay of ITV2 for several years.
But her firm, Pricey Media, has now struck a deal with Virgin Media Television, making it the broadcaster's biggest independent supplier, when her ITV contract runs out in November.
The centrepiece of her programmes will be an observational series for Living which will pick up from ITV2's What Katie Did Next, due to air next year.
And there will be a new six-part "factual entertainment" series fronted by Price, as well as pilot shows for Living and Bravo to be created by the production company.
The move will be a blow to ITV2, which pulled in up to 1.8 million viewers with her shows.
Her former husband, Peter Andre, still has a deal with the broadcaster and his latest series, The Next Chapter, is currently being screened.
Pricey Media was set up by Price with former ITV Studios executive Mark Wagman. And Virgin Media's director of television Claudia Rosencrantz is a former entertainment boss at ITV.
Pricey Media's joint managing directors, Wagman and Jane Robinson, said today: "Viewers continue to be fascinated by Katie Price, and we are delighted that this new deal offers the perfect springboard to evolve her television career as well as grow and develop our media business in partnership with VMtv who have given Pricey Media the creative freedom and scope to develop some really exciting new projects for their channels."
Rosencrantz said: "I've always loved and admired Katie as she has always combined her beauty with her very good brain, and I'm thrilled to be working with her again.
"I am delighted to be reunited with Mark, Jane and the rest of the Pricey Media team. I know we're going to come up with some amazing, must-see TV together."
The legendary human rights activist, OBE, started her 70 year career working with Holocaust survivors. Colin Firth & Emma Thompson pay tribute
- 1 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for beauty pageant
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 Crystal Palace next manager latest: Palace consider Ally McCoist - EXCLUSIVE
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 5 Tim Sherwood column: 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National'
'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
West poised to join forces with Assad in face of Islamic State
Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'
James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – as hunt begins for killer
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
£350 - £400 per day: Orgtel: HR Analyst - Banking - Bristol - £350 - £400 per ...
£30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Manager - HR Generalis...
£350 - £400 per day: Orgtel: Business Analyst - Banking - People Change - Lond...
£48000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance + benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Shared...