ITV Studios label Shiver appoints head of development

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by David Prior

Aidan Hansell has left Love Productions to join ITV Studios label Shiver as head of development.

Hansell will report to group creative director Ana De Moraes who, along with managing director Tim Carter, oversees the label’s development strategy.

Hansell, who will lead the new development team across London and Manchester, played a key role in Channel 4 shows Be Your Own Doctor and My Baby’s Life: Who Decides? while at Love.

Previously, he was head of development at Darlow Smithson and BBC Studios Consumer & Live, where he was responsible for programmes such as Watchdog Test House and Making Cars Live. He's also worked as a senior development producer at Wall to Wall.

“'Aidan's range and versatility, developing shows that go from fact ent to specialist factual formats, perfectly mirrors the range of Shiver's output,” said De Moraes. “His eye for innovative, contemporary television made him the perfect choice for us, and I’m excited about what we can accomplish as a team.”

Hansell said: “It’s very exciting to be joining a major player like Shiver under the dynamic new management team of Ana De Moraes and Tim Carter. I’m looking forward to helping develop a new portfolio of entertaining and distinctive factual formats - and I can’t wait to get started.”