The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent will remain on screen until at least 2019 after ITV announced a new three-year deal for both shows this morning.
The channel, which recently secured the rights to The Voice UK has announced the Simon Cowell shows will stay on the channel until at least 2019.
The announcement comes after talent show The X Factor returned last month with its lowest launch ratings in 10 years.
Cowell said: “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.”
ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo said the shows will continue to be stars of the schedule.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Thames TV managing director Richard Holloway said: “I’m delighted that we are continuing our successful relationship with ITV for a further three years.
We are immensely proud of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor and we look forward to entertaining viewers for years to come.”
The new deal begins with Britain’s Got Talent in spring next year, followed by The X Factor in the autumn.