Helen Cooke

head of popular factual
Studio Ramsay

As head of popular factual, Cooke is tasked with developing formats and factual entertainment projects across all platforms for both the UK and the US.

Working with CCO Chris Brogden and the London-based development team she is building on the company’s growing formats slate.

Cooke joined after two years at Channel 4 where she was a features commissioning executive before subsequently being made features editor, commissioning Rescue Dog to Super Dog and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches.

Whilst at the channel she also oversaw returnable brands George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Shed of the Year and Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners, OCC Country House Rescue and OCC USA.

Prior to Channel 4, she was a commissioning editor at UKTV, and freelance series producer at Betty for C4’s Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. She also worked across big brands such as X Factor and TOWIE for ITV, before moving to Mentorn as an executive producer.