POP Idol has sparked rumors of plans to bring back shows that made Will Young and Gareth Gates famous 20 years ago
The music competition TV series hit our screens on ITV in the early 2000s.
Unfortunately, after only two series, the show was scrapped in 2003 and later replaced by The X Factor in 2004.
But now, two decades later, the program could make an epic return.
Sources at ITV told Metro that “absolutely nothing is confirmed at this point” but talks are “at an early stage”.
Despite this, they added that a return is “unlikely”.
The Sun has reached out to ITV for comment.
Today, TV Zone announced that ITV is in talks for a new series of the popular show, after Super TV tweeted about the plans.
They wrote: “I can confirm that ITV is in talks to revive Pop Idol, 20 years after it aired on TV in 2003.
“A revival is not yet confirmed, but with @tvukzone we can verify that they are considering a return.”
Addressing the rumors online, TV Zone explained that ITV is interested in rebooting the series for a special season in 2023.
The publication wrote: “The series has not previously been commissioned by ITV and the presenter(s) and judges are yet to be confirmed.
“ITV has not denied these reports when approached by TV Zone.”
Pop Idol, created by Simon Fuller, premiered in 2001.
Will Young beat Gareth Gates for first place in the first series while Michelle McManus won the second.
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