Judge plans move show from BBC to ITV rivals
‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell has indicated he is considering buying the rights to music series ‘Top Of The Pops’.
However his plans include moving the show from the BBC to rival channel ITV.
The long-running pop series was axed in 2006 after 42 years, and this year it has been announced that the annual ‘Top Of The Pops Christmas Special’ will no longer be shown.
Speaking at the National Television Awards in London, Cowell said he would like to resurrect the show, reports BBC News.
“I would rather it came to us than just sit in the dustbin,” he said. “If the BBC wanted to do a deal, and I can get ITV to buy it and broadcast it, I’d put it on ITV. It’s been a good year for music and I think it’s part of the tradition. It’s not as though people aren’t interested in music at the moment. Maybe we could make it a bit more interesting.”