Simon Cowell has agreed a new three year deal with ITV for The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.
SIMON COWELL last night agreed a massive £150million deal to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on air until the end of 2016.
ITV has signed the multimillion-pound agreement with Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK to extend their lengthy relationship and keep the shows on air.
Peter Fincham, Director of television at iTV said: “Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor are two of the most popular and most talked-about shows on TV. They set the gold standard for entertainment production. We’re pleased to announce this deal which will see them continue to be an important part of ITV’s schedule.”
And Simon said: “I am thrilled that we have extended our deal with ITV for Britain’s Got Talent and the X Factor. They have been fantastic partners and we have some exciting new plans to take the shows to the next level.”
Simon made a cameo appearance on last Saturday’s X Factor when he informed this year’s crop of hopefuls that they would all participate in The X Factor tour, but hasn’t participated as a judge since leaving in 2010 to launch the American version of the show.
‘Everyone wants to keep making The X Factor and BGT so it was just a case of ironing out the terms,’ a source told The Sun. ‘Simon will do one show a year at least.’