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Britweek - Springboard for brits in LA

It was three years ago that UK TV executive Nigel Lythgoe had the idea for an event “to celebrate everything British” in the US. American Idol, which Lythgoe was at the time executive producing after having developed the original British format for creator Simon Fuller, was at the peak of its ratings power, he recalls, “and then all of a sudden the British stars started coming over”.

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