Ahead of tonight's RTS Futures event with Richard Holloway, Interim CEO of FremantleMedia UK and Managing Director Thames, we're taking a look back at some of the highlights from the shows he brought to our screens.
During his four decades working in the television industry, Holloway has worked with some of the biggest and the best in the world of entertainment.
After leaving school at the age of 16, Holloway rose from stage assistant to be the man responsible for bringing shows such as The X Factor and All Star Family Fortunes to our screens.
Here are four of the best TV moments the entertainment guru had a hand in.
Mike Henderson's knife stunt on Britain's Got Talent
62-year-old Mike Henderson's act was fairly straightforward: he would do a handstand balancing on top of knives with a dagger pointing at his throat.
"If the buzzer goes while I'm doing my trick, I could hurt myself," Henderson told presenters Ant and Dec. Sure enough, when judge Piers Morgan pressed his big red button, the performer fell perilously close to the sharp blade.
While he may not have progressed to the next round, the visible discomfort on Simon Cowell's face makes this one of the finest moments in BGT history.
Will Young's Pop Idol win
While we may have become slightly blasé about the life-changing implications of winning a TV talent show, the nation was shocked when Will Young beat Gareth Gates to become the first winner of Pop Idol in 2002.
Viewers set a new British record for the biggest television phone-in vote when 8.7 million dialled in to vote for their winner.
Terry Wogan's broken microphone on Blankety Blank
Among the many areas of television best left in the past are novelty microphones.
Comedian Kenny Everett attempting to speed up this process by destroying Terry Wogan's ridiculous telescopic microphone during a vintage episode of Blankety Blank.
Rylan Clark on The X Factor
Singing show The X Factor is often credited with launching the careers of the internationally loved (and loathed) One Direction and Little Mix.
More entertaining than either group, however, is perma-tanned Essex boy Rylan Clark, who has risen from his debut auditition (an Ibiza mix of Des'ree's Kissing You, naturally) to the effervescent presenter of Big Brother's Bit on the Side.
While still an aspiring singer, he became known for his camp mashups, and the show has never been the same since.