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Simon Welton

Simon Welton

Director of Entertainment

Simon develops and Executive Produces shows across the Entertainment and Comedy slates, and has also overseen Dramas.

While at Lion, Simon has created and overseen shows including Sexy Beasts (BBC3 and format sold worldwide), Officially Amazing (100 episodes for CBBC), Scream if You Know The Answer (UKTV, format sold Worldwide), and Play Your Pets Right (winner of Best Entertainment Show at the 2019 Children’s BAFTAs).

He has also overseen Horrible Histories for the last 3 series, during which time the show has won several BAFTAs, When Bowie Met Bolan (part of Sky Arts’ Urban Myths series), and Playing It Straight (E4).

Prior to joining Lion, Simon started out on The Big Breakfast, and went on to work on many of the early series of Big Brother (including acting as Commissioner for Channel 4, overseeing Little Brother), and has Exec’d shows including Soccer Aid, The Games and Space Cadets.

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