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ED TV Fest 2015 Charlotte Moore

Having achieved its highest share since 2008, it's fair to say BBC One have had a good year.

In this year's controller session with Charlotte Moore, she opened by saying that in the past she the channel had "enhanced its position as the nations most-loved channel" and chose the end of the dogging episode of Peter Kay's Car Share as her channel defining moment.

Talking about Peter Kay's Car Share she said "It's beautifully performed, and the more you watch it, the more you love it" Whilst she couldn't confirm that a second series was going to happen, she said "I think Peter Kay has been an extraordinary success and I really hope Car Share will return."

During the session she announced that Helen George (Call The Midwife) is the next contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing and that Ordinary Lies would be returning for a second series.

Speaking about the recent controversy around the sacking of Sir Tom Jones from The Voice UK, Charlotte Moore said that losing such a "legend was a very difficult decision to make", but made the point that the" inherent thing about The Voice, is that you change the line-up. We told Tom as soon as we could." Would she work with him again? Absolutely, she said "I'd love to do more with Sir Tom. He's a tremendous talent."

The jury is still out on that one, but I firmly believe that the whole situation could have been handled better.

She also spoke about her disappointement about BBC One gameshow Prized Apart, which she described as "beautifully shot", and last year at the festival she believed would be a hit Saturday night entertainment, but turned out to be a disappointment for the channel and as a consequence won't be returning.

She also revealed that last Christmas they shot a pilot for The Generation Game, hosted by Miranda Hart and that it went "really well", however due to Miranda wanting to focus on her writing and acting career the project is currently on hold.

When asked about if she's worried about losing talent (Rita Ora to The X Factor for example) she said that "the ambition we have for the BBC is what drives talent to us."

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