New BBC Director-General George Entwistle has promised to consider making soaps such as EastEnders and events like the Glastonbury festival more interactive.

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Entwistle has promised big changes with interactivity at the channel, with options to watch sporting events, music festivals and soaps from various angles, giving viewers much more control, though sadly not over the plot.

He said: “Nothing works that way at the moment, yet it could theoretically be brought together.”

George – who is paid £450,000 a year in the post, which he took over from Mark Thompson – also said he would be “open” to working with Simon Cowell, who is better known for his work with ITV.

He added: “I’m completely open-minded.”

However, he ruled out cutting back on money for big named stars such as Graham Norton and said he would not reduce funding on dramas.

Earlier this year it was claimed some at the BBC were bombarding Entwistle with requests for him to consider bringing back classic ex-pat soap Eldorado – which ran from 1992 to 1993.

A source said: “There are a lot of us who want it back. It was given the chop too quickly.

“A lot of people are emailing the new director general to let them know we want it back.”