Damon’s impressive career in entertainment started at the BBC in 1994, working on high-profile shows such as The Generation Game, Noel’s House Party and Pets Win Prizes. He left for the independent sector in 1996 and spent 20 years in companies including Hat Trick, Keo Films and CPL (where he created You Are What You Eat and produced Who Wants to be a Millionaire during the ‘cheating Major’ episodes). He then set up and ran his own company, Lucky Day Productions, as part of the Zodiak Media Group.

Damon returned to the BBC in 2016, joining the board of BBC Studios as Director of Development, ahead of taking the additional role of Head of Entertainment, North, where he oversaw long-running series such as Dragon’s Den, Mastermind and Question of Sport. As well as co-creating Beyond’s Pooch Perfect for BBC One, ABC in the US and Seven Network in Australia, he has created/co-created Home is Where the Art Is (BBC One), Secret Location (Channel Four), Show Me the Monet (BBC One), Driving Academy (CBBC), Word Play (Channel 5) and Food Chain (LA7, Italy).