Simon Cowell feels certain that there’s more talent to find in the States.
Because the TV mogul has signed on as a judge for America’s Got Talent for ‘many years to come,’ NBC has confirmed.
The 58-year-old, who was this week, secured the future of the TV franchise by writing himself into the contracts, ahead of any confirmation that AGT will get a 14th season.
‘We are thrilled that he will continue as a judge on America’s Got Talent and that his stewardship of the franchise will go forward for many years to come,’ Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, said in a statement on Wednesday.
– possibly even the greatest – with success stories across the globe.
‘[Cowell] knows what it takes to find and nurture talent,’ echoed Trish Kinane, president, entertainment programming for AGT producer FremantleMedia North America.
Simon rolled out just a few of those global talent success stories when he accepted his Hollywood star on Wednesday.
Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, Louis Tomlinson – all stars of franchises he’s fronted including American Idol and The X Factor – were pictured with him during a momentous moment in his transatlantic career.
He was also joined by his fellow panelists from America’s Got Talent, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel.
Simon said he felt ‘very excited’ to continue working with America’s Got Talent.
In response to the new contracts, he declared: ‘I want to thank NBC for their continued passion and belief for America’s Got Talent over the past few years.
‘Without NBC, we wouldn’t be making Got Talent and I’m very proud to work with them. Together, with a fantastic production team, . I’m very excited for the next few years.’
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