Cowell will take pay cut to secure X Factor's ITV future

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell is prepared to take a pay cut to secure the future of Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor on ITV, and both shows have been backed by the channel’s director of television Kevin Lygo.

Saturday night giants backed by Kevin Lygo

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