Simon Cowell reportedly has a while left on the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel despite the news that SyCo will be downsizing.
The 62-year-old music mogul will apparently remain on ITV’s annual talent show until 2025 alongside judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon.
According to The Mirror, the record executive flew to London on Friday to welcome the new contestants ahead of filming at the Palladium.
‘He is showing no signs of slowing down and is working on lots of American projects too,’ the source told the publication.
The show was cancelled last year due to the Covid pandemic but auditions for the new series have already started.
A statement from ITV bosses explained that despite everyone working hard to make it happen, it was best for the 15th series to go ahead in 2022.
Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay was crowned the winner of the most recent series of BGT in 2020.
The news has shortly followed Simon’s plans to downsize his production company Syco after 18 years.
According to reports, the TV personality, who recently proposed to his long-term partner Lauren Silverman, wants to spend more time with his family following his horrific bike accident in 2020.
A production source who works close to the mogul and his staff told Metro.co.uk: ‘The experience and launchpad Syco gives its employees is completely unique and working alongside Simon is a huge opportunity – he has given so many careers and opportunities to so many people, both off screen and on screen.
‘I know Simon is an incredible mentor and working with him has taken so many people to the very top of the entertainment business all over the world. And from what I’ve heard seems that everyone who has worked with him is just incredibly grateful for those opportunities and experiences and they understand the direction he wants to take things.
‘Simon’s a very inspiring and loyal company leader and most of his staff have been with him for many years, yes, he expects people to work hard but those people leaving there will be the very best in the business. Those that are leaving will be snapped up fast or probably likely to launch their own businesses as Simon always encourages them to be entrepreneurial, they are all creative and have masses of experience under their belts.’