Nigel Lythgoe

Biography: Nigel Lythgoe born 1949, currently the President of 19 Television, joined 19 as Chief Executive in 2001 from London World Television (LWT), where he was controller of entertainment and comedy. At LWT, Lythgoe attracted award-winning programming, including “Ice Warriors,” “Live By Request with Phil Collins,” “Michael Barrymore’s My Kind of Music,” “Don’t Try This At Home,” “Friday Night’s All Wright,” “TV Nightmares,” “Kids Say the Funniest Things,” “Animals Do the Funniest Things,” “Guinness World Records” and “Hidden Talents of the Rich and Famous.”

One of the UK's most respected TV talents, Lythgoe began his career at the age of 10 as a dancer. Later, he switched to choreography for “The Young Generation” dance group and went on to choreograph over 500 television shows around the world, including shows for Engelbert Humperdinck, The Muppets and five Royal Variety Performances. Lythgoe became a household name as a tough judge on the UK series "Popstars," leading him to be
dubbed "Nasty Nigel" by viewers. He has produced multiple shows, including "Gladiator," "Pop Idol" and the British version of "Survivor,” which he also directed. Expand

Nigel Lythgoe's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 31
Highest Metascore: 31 So You Think You Can Dance: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 31 So You Think You Can Dance: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd So You Think You Can Dance: Season 3 May 24, 2007 Judge / Creator / Executive Producer 4.0
tbd So You Think You Can Dance: Season 2 May 25, 2006 Judge 4.0
31 So You Think You Can Dance: Season 1 Jul 20, 2005 Judge 6.0