ITV announces three-year renewal deal for The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent

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The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent will remain on screen until at least 2019 after ITV announced a new three-year deal for both shows.

The announcement comes after talent show The X Factor returned last month with its lowest launch ratings in 10 years - despite a major overhaul by Simon Cowell.

David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent (ITV)

Simon said: "I want to thank ITV for continuing to be fantastic partners. I'm delighted for the shows and, in particular, for all the talented people who work on them with us."

Kevin Lygo, ITV's director of television, said: "Britain's Got Talent and The X Factor are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows and I am delighted that they will continue to take up their place as an important part of our schedule for the next three years.

"They are defining shows for us, ones that we are very proud to have as part of our entertainment slate, and they continue year after year, for months at a time, to be amongst the most popular and hugely entertaining formats on television."

The X Factor is currently in its thirteenth season.