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Cowell celebrates 3 more years

Simon Cowell is delight after both his shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor have secured a new three year deal with ITV.

The shows will be now be on air up until 2019, thanks to the new agreement between Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK.

Discussing the news, music mogul Simon gushed: “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.”

The new partnership will commence with Britain’s Got Talent in Spring 2017 followed by The X Factor in the Autumn.

The X Factor is currently on its 13 series and this year it is already proving as popular as ever – pulling in an average of 8.8 million viewers an episode.

It first hit television screens in 2004 and has been responsible for the success of some of the biggest names in the industry, including One Direction and Little Mix.

Britain's Got Talent, which currently sees David Williams, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon on the panel, arrived on the small box in 2006 and sees the winner of each series perform for the royal family - including either Queen Elizabeth or the Prince of Wales - at the Royal Variety Performance in London in December.

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