Report: Tim Clucas exits FremantleMedia Australia

FremantleMedia Australia’s director of programming Tim Clucas has exited the company, according to a local report.

The executive, who oversaw local entertainment formats such The X Factor, Australia’s Got Talent and Grand Designs Australia, told TVTonight that after four years in his role, he was leaving to “stretch my wings a little” and that the departure was amicable.

The report included a statement from FremantleMedia Australia CEO Ian Hogg, who said: “Tim Clucas is moving on from his position of director of programming. Tim has been with FMA for four years and he will be missed by many, me included… We all wish [him] well with the next chapter of his life.”

Hogg added a replacement would be be announced shortly.

Clucas previously held roles at Network Ten, Beyond Productions and Nine Network.

At press time, TBI was awaiting official confirmation of Clucas’ exit from FremantleMedia.