Nigel Lythgoe Fired From American Idol

Nigel Lythgoe Fired From American Idol

It appears that the powers that be in charge of producing American Idol don’t want show veteran Nigel Lythgoe executive producing any longer. The 63-year-old confirmed the firing news on his official Twitter account.

He tweeted, “just had 10 days in the Bahamas, rain everyday. I get back to the States and get fired. Sad! Monday we choose our top 20. I’ll smile again.”

He went on to say, “Yes, don’t worry I’m on #SYTYCD. FOX still loves me. It’s not a personal thing they just feel IDOL needs new leadership after 12 Seasons.”

They have made a lot of changes already for the upcoming season. Veteran judge Randy Jackson announced he was leaving the show. Both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are jumping ship and the status of Keith Urban’s days on the show is still up in the air.

What do you think they’re going to do with the show now that all of the veterans are leaving?

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