The Fellowships were presented last night during the RTS Patron Dinner at One Great George Street in London.
Kevin Lygo’s new job is possibly the biggest in British television – and certainly the most exposed. ITV’s incoming Director of Television must, together with his freshly minted team of commissioning chiefs, arrest a decline in audience that saw the main channel’s viewing share halve between 2000 and 2015.
Downton Abbey is gone, The X Factor is on the wane, and ITV hasn’t launched a breakout hit since Broadchurch in 2013. The company’s share price, which peaked at over 280p last July, fell close to 200p recently.
Reid is part of the main Top Gear line up, and is the only presenter to have been found through the show's open auditions.
Filmed at the Top Gear hangar, Extra Gear will deliver behind-the-scenes access, exclusive footage, interviews and specially recorded films to fans of the show.
The show will be available on BBC Three’s live page and on iPlayer immediately after Top Gear finishes on BBC Two.