Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent Return Confirmed
The music mogul will be back on the new series as a judge...
Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch today, 7th December, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier announced SiCo would be back, defending the decision to sign a three-year deal in 2010 which did not ensure Simon's participation in BGT and XF.
Crozier claimed: "It was a very important deal for us in lots of different ways. BGT and X Factor are two of the best known and best loved shows but we had only ever had them on annual deals. It was important to put them on a longer-term footing."
The likes of David Walliams, Dannii Minogue, Barbara Windsor and ex-Eastenders actress Samantha Womack have all been linked to judging roles on BGT, with SiCo apparently hoping the new series will be "the biggest, most successful yet."