Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend, who was also accused of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has landed a job on an Italian TV show as a murder expert.

The Sun reports that Raffaele Sollecito, who spent four years behind bars, is now a criminologist on Il giallo della settimana, or The Mystery of the Week.

Italian Sollecito and American Knox were convicted of killing British student Kercher in 2007.

The pair were acquitted in 2011.

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Kercher was murdered in Perugia while she was on exchange from the University of Leeds. Police found her in her bedroom with her throat slit.

She was initially thought to have been a victim of a sex attack.

Sollecito has criticised the role of the media in sensationalising the case and portraying him and Knox as crazed killers.

"By going on TV, I can help give correct opinions about other cases," he said.

- news.com.a