BBC's Gale 'offered Five programming role'

Ben Gale, currently the BBC's commissioner for features and factual entertainment, has reportedly been offered the role of director of programmes at Five.

Gale is expected to take the job which will be vacated when Jay Hunt becomes controller of BBC One, according to Broadcast. Hunt announced she was leaving in December but has not yet moved.

He has apparently been selected by Five managing director of content Lisa Opie. Gale has a strong background in producing and commissioning factual entertainment, a vital genre for Five.

Ben Gale, currently the BBC's commissioner for features and factual entertainment, has reportedly been offered the role of director of programmes at Five.

Gale is expected to take the job which will be vacated when Jay Hunt becomes controller of BBC One, according to Broadcast. Hunt announced she was leaving in December but has not yet moved.

He has apparently been selected by Five managing director of content Lisa Opie. Gale has a strong background in producing and commissioning factual entertainment, a vital genre for Five.