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Millionaire move for Lux

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2003-11-19

Who wants to be a Millionaire

Danielle Lux joins Millionaire maker

The former head of Channel 4's entertainment department Danielle Lux, is to join Who Wants To Be a Millionaire maker Celador as managing director.

During her two years at the TV broadcaster, Lux commissioned shows including V Graham Norton, Bo Selecta and Derren Brown's Mind Control and is recognised as being one of the most powerful women in broadcasting.  Lux left the broadcaster over a month before the arrival of new director of programmes Kevin Lygo.

"I am delighted to be joining a company with such a strong record for popular, quality programming," she said. "I am very much looking forward to building on those terrific foundations."

Prior to Channel 4, Lux was controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC and responsible for such hit shows as The Weakest Link, Have I Got News For You and The Royle Family. She was also an executive producer of the Paul Kaye comedy show A Perfect World.

Lux started her career as a researcher at Channel 4 where she worked on a number of youth and entertainment shows including The Word before her gradual to a senior TV executive.

Earlier this year, she was placed ninth in a Radio Times feature on the 50 Most Powerful People in TV Comedy.