Simon Cowell to be honoured by BAFTA

American Idol judge and producer Simon Cowell will be honoured at the BAFTA TV Awards next week for his contribution to television.

The respected producer, who is also the driving force behind Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor, will receive a special BAFTA award for his role in developing entertainment talent.

The chairman of the BAFTA TV committee John Willis praised the 50-year-old producer, labelling him “one of the most brilliant entertainment producers of our time”.

Previous recipients of special awards have been director Paul Greengrass and BBC drama chief jane Tranter.

Cowell, who is also set to be handed an International Emmy award later this year, will receive the award at the June 6 ceremony held in London.

Source: THR

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