Unlike the ‘Great British Bake Off’ Cowell’s talent shows are staying put.
‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ creator Simon Cowell has announced he’s inked a brand new three year deal to keep both talent shows on their home of ITV. Both shows are two of the UK’s biggest television formats and will continue to be broadcast by ITV until at least 2019.
Simon Cowell is keeping ‘The X Factor’ on ITV for three more years
The new partnership begins with ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in Spring 2017 followed by ‘The X Factor’ in the Autumn. Announcing the new deal Cowell said: "I want to thank ITV for continuing to be fantastic partners. I'm delighted for the shows and, in particular, for all the talented people who work on them with us.”
The ‘X Factor’ began on ITV in 2004 and is currently on its 13th series. "Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows and I am delighted that they will continue to take up their place as an important part of our schedule for the next three years,” said Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Director of Television.
"They are defining shows for us, ones that we are very proud to have as part of our entertainment slate, and they continue year after year, for months at a time, to be amongst the most popular and hugely entertaining formats on television.”
Richard Holloway, Managing Director, Thames TV, & Interim CEO FremantleMedia UK added: "I’m delighted that we are continuing our successful relationship with ITV for a further three years. We are immensely proud of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor and we look forward to entertaining viewers for years to come."
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