Louis Theroux has left the BBC after 21 years to set up his own production company 2 years ago

Louis Theroux has left the BBC after 21 years to set up his own production company

Don't worry, he'll still be bashing out that sweet, sweet content though.

Louis Theroux has left the BBC after 21 years to set up his own production company.

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The documentary film maker and journalist is launching Mindhouse Productions, a new company that he will share with business partner Arron Fellows and wife, Nancy Strang. 

Deadline reports that the BBC are still hoping to make more documentaries with Theroux, despite the move.

“Louis and the BBC have a strong and long-standing relationship," said a spokesperson.

"We look forward to continuing to work together and already have exciting projects in development for next year.”

A spokesperson for BBC Studios added: “We love working with him and hope to again in the near future.”

Theroux said earlier this year that he was planning on setting up a company that would make shows with and without him in them.

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“We will make shows that are similar to the sorts of things I’ve done in the past but not necessarily with me in it - first-person docs that go to extremes and also stories without me that cover similar terrain," he said at August's International Television Festival in Edinburgh.

Theroux recently released his first book, a memoir called Gotta Get Theroux This.

The book touches on his early life as a journalist, his time during Weird Weekends, and how he came to become an unlikely sex symbol.