Simon Cowell's BGT return confirmed
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 December 2011
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has confirmed Simon Cowell will return to 'Britain's Got Talent'
Simon Cowell is definitely returning to 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The music mogul - who gave up being a full-time judge on the show this year, returning only for the final week of live shows - is coming back to the panel following the departures of David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre after just one series, ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has confirmed.
However, the executive quashed speculation Simon would also return to 'The X Factor' after its ratings slumped behind rival show 'Strictly Come Dancing' this year.
Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild lunch yesterday (07.12.11), Adam said: "'X Factor' is still the most-watched television show when you combine the Saturday and Sunday viewing figures."
Original judge Amanda Holden is staying with 'Britain's Got Talent', while Dannii Minogue and David Walliams are tipped to take on the other seats on the panel.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "When Simon said he wanted to leave along with Piers Morgan, there were fears that Britain's Got Talent wouldn't be the same.
"As much as they love Amanda, viewers didn't take to the newcomers so Simon is coming back with two famous faces.
"Dannii has been a judge on 'Australia's Got Talent' and 'X Factor' and David will be a giggle."