Cowell signs £100m deal for talent shows

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 18:14 PM IST

London: Simon Cowell has signed a whopping 100 million pounds deal with ITV.

"I am thrilled this deal has been concluded with ITV to enable our relationship to continue to develop,” a news daily quoted Cowell as saying.

"I am committed to making sure both shows get bigger and better.

"I have a lot to thank ITV for. They have been key in making ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ the UK’s biggest television shows," he added.

ITV Director of Television Peter Fincham said that the ‘X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ are the shows that have helped define the last decade of television in the UK.

ANI