Pop Idol creator signs deal with ITV

Pop Idol creator Simon Fuller has agreed a deal with ITV to develop six new TV projects.

The channel has already started working with Simon on some new ideas, which they are hoping to sell around the world, according to BBC News.

Simon – who owns 19 Entertainment – has enjoyed success with the Idol series, which became US hit American Idol, as well as US dance hit So You Think You Can Dance?

He is also the man responsible for turning the Spice Girls into global superstars.

Simon said: “The world’s biggest TV show – American Idol – started life on ITV almost 10 years ago as Pop Idol and I’m delighted to be partnering with ITV again.”

ITV Studios managing director Lee Bartlett, who worked with Fuller on American Idol, has said he had ‘total admiration for the way he runs his very successful business’.

Simon added: “Both Lee and I share an ambition to produce British shows that will appeal to TV audiences around the world.”

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