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Major restructure for BBC Children’s

Changes will see departure of CBeebies controller Kay Benbow at the end of the year.

A major restructure of the BBC’s children’s arm is set to take place, resulting in the departure of CBeebies controller, Kay Benbow.

Director of BBC Children’s, Alice Webb, confirmed the changes in a note to staff, according to C21.

Kay (pictured) will leave the BBC at the end of the year. She first joined in 1988 before leaving and then returning in 2006.

In addition, current CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor will become head of content – this will see her take responsibility for BBC Children’s content strategy and commissioning for the under 16s.

Helen Bullough, who was previously head of production at CBBC, has had her role expanded to include responsibility for CBeebies.

Alison Stewart, head of CBeebies production, will leave the BBC next year after 11 years, as well as Jackie Myburgh, controller of business.

The role of head of interactive is being merged into a new position which will cover presentation, scheduling, iPlayer, core interactive and events.

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