Steve Leahy originally joined Granada as an assistant transmission controller but two years later successfully applied to be a researcher, initially in local programmes.

Following a period in children’s programmes he became Granada’s Head of Entertainment in 1987 where he developed his passion for quiz shows, with ITV network productions including The Krypton Factor, Busman’s Holiday, Connections and Runway.

In 1988 he left Granada to join the independent company, Action Tie as its joint MD and was responsible for devising as well as bringing many different entertainment formats to the UK.

Steve set up Ludus Entertainment with Trish Kinane in 2002 and continues to consult and executive produce internationally.