Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell The X Factor

ITV signs up X Factor and Britain's Got Talent for another three years

By Angela Haggerty, Reporter

November 17, 2013 | 2 min read

Simon Cowell and ITV have agreed a deal worth between £140m and £150m to keep the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on air until 2016.

Deal: The popular show is currently in its 10th series

The deal between Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, co-producer FremantleMedia UK and ITV is worth a similar amount to the last three-year deal.

The X Factor is currently in its 10th series but has lost viewers since Cowell left his judging role to pursue X Factor USA, which continues to struggle for viewers in the US.

Cowell was replaced on the show’s judging panel by former Take That star Gary Barlow, and former judge Sharon Osbourne recently returned in an effort to halt falling viewer numbers.

However, ITV said the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent set the “gold standard” in entertainment production.

Peter Fincham, ITV director of television, 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.”

Cowell said he was “thrilled” with the new deal.

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