How Simon Cowell Is Returning To TV Despite Britain’s Got Talent Cancellation

Simon Cowell

For many of us, Simon Cowell has been a consistent part of our TV viewing experience for nearly two decades now. The host and music producer became a true fixture in pop culture after debuting as a brutally honest judge on Fox’s American Idol back in 2002. Since then, he’s gone on to host various shows like The X-Factor and America’s Got Talent. Cowell’s future on the latter program is still up in the air at the moment, and we recently learned that his other show, Britain’s Got Talent, has been cancelled. But the host is still returning to TV in another way.

Britain’s Got Talent was recently cancelled by ITV due to producers expressing concerns about the safety of the cast and crew due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per Deadline. The news comes as a serious blow, given the popularity of the show. With this, it would appear that Simon Cowell doesn’t have any major TV gigs on the docket, but that’s not true. Luckily, it was recently reported that Cowell is set to serve as a judge on The X Factor Israel, alongside his other upcoming projects. The seasoned TV personality will join the fourth season of Israel’s iteration of the franchise Cowell himself helped create.

Leave it to Simon Cowell to always have his next job lined up. Over the years, the host has proven to be one of the most active people in show business, and it sometimes feels as though he never slows down. However, Cowell was recently forced to do just that due to a pretty dangerous situation.

Some may remember that at the end of last summer, Simon Cowell broke his back after falling off his electric bike at his home. Cowell was immediately rushed to the hospital and promptly underwent a six-hour surgery. While he was in pain, he couldn’t help but take to social media to update his fans on his condition and poke fun at himself for hastily trying out his new ride.

Despite concerns from his fans and colleagues, Cowell definitely seems to be doing much better now. Months after breaking his back, he had already begun working on different projects and was happily enjoying outdoor activities, including riding a jet ski like a champ.

Although Simon Cowell is returning in The X-Factor Israel, one still has to wonder what lies ahead for him as far as America’s Got Talent is concerned. Cowell’s back seems to have healed, but the producers are still concerned about the ongoing pandemic and are likely figuring out how best to proceed at this time.

It's sad to hear that Britain's Got Talent is done, and one can only hope Simon Cowell gets another chance to serve as a judge on America’s Got Talent. But in the meantime, it’s good to know that he’ll still be able to carry out his judging duties on X-Factor Israel.

America’s Got Talent Season 16 may not have a set release date just yet, but there are plenty of other shows for you to check out, which can be found in our 2021 winter TV schedule.

Erik Swann
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