Simon Cowell Signs A New 3 Year Deal With ITV

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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.”

Sara Geater, CEO, FremantleMedia UK said:  “We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with ITV and Syco. Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are two of the UK’s most successful shows, which is a testament to the talented production teams behind both series, and we look forward to bringing viewers more world-class entertainment for a further three years.”
Charles Garland, CEO, Syco Entertainment said: “This new agreement is testament to both the strength of our television brands and the quality of our partnership with ITV and Fremantle.”

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.’

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