Fred Sirieix launches Canard with OMG
23 March 2022
Renowned presenter, maître d'hôtel and writer Fred Sirieix has launched production label, Canard, with Objective Media Group.
Canard’s first commission, announced today, is Fred’s Last Resort (w/t) for E4 – an 8x60 series in which Sirieix will recruit 10 young people at a crossroads in their lives and throw them into a life changing, highly demanding role in the exacting world of luxury, high-end hotel hospitality.
This initial greenlight forms part of an exclusive partnership with OMG for unscripted formats which will see Canard co-produce with companies in the group. Fred’s Last Resort is a co-production with Betty TV.
Known as the presenter of some of the UK’s most recognisable series including BAFTA award-winning First Dates, BBC Two’s Remarkable Places to Eat, RTS-nominated Gordon, Gino and Fred for ITV and Channel 4’s Snackmasters, Sirieix is exclusively managed by Encanta Talent Management.
Sirieix said, “I love TV and presenting. It’s a pleasure for me to work with talented people on so many great series. I am so grateful for the chance to develop my own ideas. It’s a dream come true to see them come to life. Vive Canard!”
Layla Smith, Objective Media Group Chief Executive Officer, said “Working with Fred is ‘fantastique’ - his enthusiasm and passion for concept creation is inspiring and we look forward to creating brilliant ideas and series together.”