Simon Cowell once publicly announced that he voted to remain in the EU referendum. Now, Simon sees another side to the Brexit vote and hopes it will launch his shows into ‘new markets’. Find out why Cowell now sees Brexit as a positive thing, despite voting to stay within the EU.
“We need to move into new markets,” says Cowell
In 2016, celebrities from both sides of the political aisle spoke po=ublically about how they intended to vote in the UK’s EU referendum. Simon Cowell was among them, claiming “I don’t think at this time – because it is a tricky time – you would want to be on your own on a tiny island.”
Now, however, years after the vote, the UK has officially left the European Union. During the months that have followed were filled with negotiations and continued press talk on the issue, Simon Cowell now sees Brexit in a new light. Here’s what the TV judge had to say recently:
“I don’t usually talk about politics ever anymore, but there was one very interesting thing I heard about Brexit when it was finally concluded. This businessman came on and he said, ‘You do realise there’s now another 133 countries you can be doing business with. That really resonated with me because I was thinking, that is exactly what we are doing. We need to move into new markets, launch new shows – it’s not just about the UK and the USA anymore. The world is a really exciting place.”Simon Cowell on Brexit
Simon Cowell intends to air shows across the world
Simon Cowell’s main focus when it comes to talent shows is largely the UK & USA. However, with the ‘Got Talent’ franchise growing and new shows such as ‘La Banda’ on-air, Simon seems more focused on making shows for other countries.
‘La Banda‘, a fully Spanish speaking singing show is just one example of Cowell fixed on bringing his shows to new markets. ‘La Banda’ has proved to be a success among Latin American communities, influencing Simon to try out a similar format in the UK.
Simon is planning two new shows for 2021. Both are set to be announced in due course. It is yet to be confirmed whether they will air in the UK.