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.
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.