Simon Cowell will remain with Britain’s Got Talent until 2025, as the show’s deal is extended, according to a new report.
The 62-year-old music mogul will serve as a judge on the TV show for a further four series after ITV extends the programme’s current deal for a further 12 months, The Mirror claims.
It comes after it was revealed on Friday that Simon is letting go of ‘almost all of his staff’ at Syco and is significantly shrinking the multimillion-pound entertainment empire after nearly 20 years.
Here to stay: Simon Cowell to stay with Britain’s Got Talent until 2025 as show’s deal is extended, according to new report
A source told the publication about BGT: “He shows no signs of slowing down and is also working on many US projects.”
MailOnline has reached out to a representative from Simon and ITV with a comment.
The show was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but auditions for the new series BGT kick off this weekend at London’s Palladium.
The newspaper reports that Simon flew to London yesterday before filming started.
Some of the furniture: The 62-year-old music mogul will serve as a TV judge for a further four series after ITV extended the talent show’s current deal for a further 12 months, The Mirror claims
It comes just a day after it was revealed that Simon Syco is downsizing.
The star, who has repeatedly discussed his resistance to marriage, sent shockwaves earlier this week when it was revealed he had asked girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, and is now said to be focused on family.
Insiders revealed that Simon has begun to downsize the company: “Simon has reached a point in his life where he doesn’t want the stress of running a global empire and so he’s made the tough decision to end Syco.”
A production source told MailOnline: “Everyone who has worked with him is just incredibly grateful for those opportunities and experiences and they understand the direction he wants to take. Those who leave are quickly arrested.”
Big decisions: It comes just a day after Simon Syco was announced to be downsizing
Simon, who shares seven-year-old son Eric with fiancé Lauren, has spoken out in the past about his ‘unhealthy addiction to work’ and the need to slow down after breaking his back in a bicycle accident last year and falling down stairs in 2017. had fallen.
Syco Entertainment is a media entertainment company, based in both London and Los Angeles, and founded and owned by Simon. The company previously focused on music, but now focuses on TV production.
The company owns The X Factor and Got Talent franchises, while the music arm oversees a slew of talents established on the respective shows.
Sweet: The star, who has repeatedly discussed his resistance to marriage, sent shockwaves earlier this week when it was revealed he had asked his girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 44, and is now said to be focused on family
Simon is said to be ready to revoke his work commitments after nearly two decades at the helm of Syco Entertainment as he prepares for married life.
A source told The Sun: “Simon has reached a point in his life where he doesn’t want the stress of running an empire and so he has made the difficult decision to phase out Syco. It is clear that everyone involved, including Simon, is very sad…
“It really is the end of an era. Simon made this decision with a heavy heart, but after much deliberation he had to do what is best for him and his family…
“Running his business internationally – especially during the pandemic and since his bicycle accident – has become exhausting and it is understandable that Simon now wants to focus on other things, especially his family.”
Before he started filming the new series Britain’s Got Talent on Sunday, the insider explained that he wants to focus on what he likes.
The source continued: ‘Simon’s decision will give him more time to focus on what he likes. Besides spending time with his family…
“He loves BGT and its American counterpart America’s Got Talent and would love to be on it and in front of the camera for years to come.”
Syco’s biggest names
One of the company’s biggest names was One Direction, who signed with the record company after finishing third on the X-Factor in 2010.
The group consists of Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan – all of whom have since built successful solo careers following their split in 2016.
Little Mix became the first group to win the X-Factor in 2011, and have since gone on to become one of the show’s most successful acts.
The group has been named as one of the greatest girl groups of all time, the greatest girl group of the 2010s and described as “the greatest girl group in the world.”
Band members include Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall – with Jesy Nelson departing in 2020.
Camila Cabello is a Cuban-born American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed on The X Factor in 2012.
She has amassed billions of streams on music platforms and her song Havana became the best-selling digital single of 2018.
Another star was Leona Lewis, who won the third series of the X Factor in 2006.
The first single from her debut album Bleeding Love was number one for seven weeks in 2007.
Leona became the first British female solo artist to reach the top five with eight singles after the release of her Christmas single with One More Sleep.
Fifth Harmony finished third on the US version of the X-Factor in 2012, then signed a recording contract with Syco.
Members include Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui and Normani Kordei.
Camilla Cabello was also in the band before deciding to go solo.
Westlife consists of: Shane Filan, Markus Feehily, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne and formerly Brian McFadden.
In Ireland they have 11 number one albums with a total of 13 top two albums, 16 number one singles and 34 top-fifty singles.
Alexandra Burke won the fifth series of X-Factor in 2008,
Burke released the winner’s single Hallelujah, which became the European record holder for most sold singles in a 24-hour period, selling 105,000 in one day.
In June 2014, Burke replaced Beverley Knight in the lead role of Rachel Marron in the West End musical The Bodyguard
Ella Henderson was sixth in the 2012 series of the X-Factor, despite being favorite to win.
Her debut album featured the song Ghost, which topped the 2014 charts.
Speaking to MailOnline, a production source who works closely with the mogul and his staff, said: “The experience and starting point that Syco gives its employees is completely unique and working with Simon is a huge opportunity…
“He has given so many careers and opportunities to so many people, both off-screen and on-screen. It’s not just the UK, but with shows they make all over the world, he’s indirectly opening the door for so many people…
“I know Simon is an incredible mentor and working with him has helped so many people around the world reach the pinnacle of the entertainment industry…
“And from what I’ve heard, it seems like everyone who’s worked with him is just incredibly grateful for those opportunities and experiences and they understand the direction he wants to go in.
“Simon is a very inspiring and loyal business leader and most of his employees have been with him for many years, yes he expects people to work hard but those people who leave there will be the very best in the industry…
“Those who leave are quickly caught up or are likely to start their own business as Simon always encourages them to be entrepreneurial, they are all creative and have a lot of experience in their pocket.”
A Syco representative declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
After being hospitalized in 2017 when he fell down the stairs, Simon said of his work schedule: ‘I call it a wake-up call because I think sometimes your body tells you you’re working too hard, for me it was the late nights, 2-7 in the morning…
“You get addicted to it because it’s quiet, but it’s so unhealthy. It wasn’t a big deal what happened, but it was a bit embarrassing, a bit of an oops moment. It was like having an MOT, in a weird way I’m kinda glad it happened.”
Family: Simon, who shares seven-year-old son Eric with fiancé Lauren, has spoken out in the past about his ‘unhealthy addiction to work’ and the need to slow down after breaking his back in a bicycle accident and falling down the stairs last year fell in 2017 (Eric and Simon in 2018)