ITV has announced a new five-year commissioning deal with Syco Entertainment and Thames (part of Fremantle UK).
The agreement with Simon Cowell will see him and his shows appear exclusively on the channel until at least 2024.
ITV said that Britain’s Got Talent will continue on ITV until 2024, though it does not confirm whether The X Factor will air beyond a new series in 2020.
Cowell said: “I am thrilled our relationship with ITV is to continue for the foreseeable future. ITV has always been home to Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor – and me! - and this long-term commitment shows the mutual respect in our partnership.”
Kevin Lygo, ITV’s director of television, said: “We are delighted to have secured Simon for another five years with ITV. His track record speaks for itself. He creates shows that bring the nation together, celebrating the talent and diversity of modern Britain and giving ordinary people with extraordinary talent the chance to find fame.”
Amelia Brown, MD, Thames, said: “The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent are shows full of heart, enjoyed by the whole family. Both celebrate talent of all kinds, from all walks of life and after 15 and 13 years respectively, we’re proud to make programmes which are much-loved staples of the ITV schedule. We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with the network to bring these shows into people’s homes across the UK.”