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Ryan Seacrest Productions Taps BBC’s Izzie Pick Ashcroft

BBC exec Izzie Pick Ashcroft is set to join Ryan Seacrest Prods. early next year as exec VP, current, unscripted programming, the company announced today.

Pick Ashcroft is currently senior VP of programming development and production at BBC Worldwide Prods. in L.A. There, she oversees a team that developed and formatted shows including Bravo’s “Ladies of London,” CW’s “Breaking Pointe” and “Breaking Pointe 2,” OWN’s “Lovetown, USA,” Oxygen’s “The Next Big Thing” and ABC’s “Skating With the Stars.”

Before joining BBC, she was the showrunner for “Dancing With the Stars,” currently in its 17th season. She was also on the original team for “Strictly Come Dancing,” the U.K. series on which “Dancing With the Stars” is based, and served as showrunner for the first few seasons. She played an integral role in launching both the U.S. and U.K. versions.

Pick Ashcroft will report to RSP chief exec Adam Sher.

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