Simon Cowell is not only the greatest judge in the history of talent shows but he’s also a shrewd businessman. He can see that the dancing shows like Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With The Stars are huge hits, (especially since Strictly Come Dancing kicks the crap out of The X Factor in the ratings). So, it’s only natural that he’d get in on the game. What’s interesting is what goes along with him producing the show.
First of all, his shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK are both on rival network ITV. So, they will be competing against each other. I guess it makes sense as he will be making money either way. It’s pretty ingenious if you think about it. But the other interesting thing about it is that Cheryl will be one of the hosts on the show. This decision came after she decided not to come back to The X Factor. You’ve got to wonder if Simon, this deal already being in the works, helped to make that happen.
All I know is that the Brits love their dancing shows even more than we do here in the States and Simon is going to make a boatload of cash. He can buy all the deep v-neck white shirts that he wants.