‘X Factor’: ITV Bosses Confirm Deal For Three More Years Of Simon Cowell’s Talent Shows

'BGT' will also be back annually until 2019.

16/09/2016 12:28

ITV bosses have confirmed a new deal with Syco Entertainment, which means we get to watch ‘The X Factor’ for at least another three more years.

They’re clearly not put off by the fact this year’s series got off to a shaky start, and the agreement also means ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ will return annually, until 2019 at the earliest.

But will any of the current judges stick around?

ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo has shared his excitement following the new deal, stating: ‘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.

“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.”

In a substantially shorter statement, Simon Cowell adds: “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.”

‘BGT’ and ‘X Factor’ aren’t the only big budget talent shows on ITV’s slate, as the broadcaster also purchased the rights to ‘The Voice UK’ earlier this year.

Their first series of the talent show, formerly owned by the BBC, will air in 2017.


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