Simon Cowell ‘set to sign a multi-million pound contract with ITV to keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on screens until 2022’

Simon Cowell will continue to make his millions as it has been reported that he is about to sign a multi-million pound deal with ITV.

According to The Mirror, the music mogul, 59, told TV sources that the deal will keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on air until at least the end of 2022.

The high-profile talent shows were started by Simon in 2004 and 2007 and have continued to rake in viewers and discover talent and superstars since.

According to The Mirror, insiders have claimed that the upcoming contract will be similar to Simon’s previous deal with ITV, which reportedly earned him £25million.

The source said: ‘There have been meetings recently between Simon’s producers and ITV executives to thrash out some of the details, but Simon is already planning how to build on the shows’ successes on ITV.’

‘Whilst there may be some details in the paperwork still to be ironed out, from a fans’ point of view it is a three-year deal which means these much loved shows will remain on ITV for a long time to come.’

The Mirror also reported on Simon’s shows statistics. The publication wrote: ‘The X Factor final in December pulled in a peak of 7.5 million viewers, up 500,000 on the previous year. The Britain’s Got Talent final in June was watched by 9.7 million’.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the music industry icon is thought to be worth almost £500 million.

In January 2019, Simon offered an insight into how he spent some of his earnings by showing off his new white veneers as he left the dentists on London’s Harley Street.

Simon has long been famous for his dazzlign smile. His teeth took the spotlight during a 2007 X Factor audition where a 70-year-old auditionee named Emily revealed she wanted to win so she could get dental care.

Saying she wanted Simon’s smile, the whimsical judge said: ‘I can’t help that I’ve got good teeth.’

The X Factor and Britains’ Got Talent boss has also recently changed his lifestyle and adopted a vegan diet.

Simon has dropped nearly two stone through an impressive weight loss regime, since the star was inspired to change his lifestyle after he was hospitalised in October 2017.

Simon now lives a happy and healthy life with his partner Lauren Silverman, 41 and their five-year-old son Eric.

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