“Sometimes they’re overlooked in reviews for shows I’ve done in the past.
“They say ‘oh Tom came on and he did this that and the other and the girls screamed and the women threw things’ – I think there wasn’t all women.
He's had two brushes with death, Bonnie, his wife of 30 years, has left him for another man, and he's formed a close 'personal friendship' with Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the King. So here we are eight years on, and Nigel is in his Los Angeles home, most of Laurel Canyon visible from his sun deck.
At 60, he's tall and slim with a set of pearly white teeth and a head of blond curls.
The Sun revealed last month The Voice coach, 76, had enjoyed a series of intimate evenings with The King’s former wife following the death of wife Linda last year.He also created the 2009 competition Superstars of Dance.to dockworker George Percival Lythgoe and Gertrude Emily Lythgoe, he became interested in dance at the age of 10.Shawe was also an audition judge on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance and was a judge on the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance for the first three seasons. Ten years ago, a TV show called Popstars was created in New Zealand. So, as we gear ourselves up for the start of the sixth series of that show tomorrow night, and an autumn awash with reality talent shows - he prefers to call them 'factual entertainment' - does Lythgoe have even a twinge of conscience about the dumbing down of our airwaves? 'If the public didn't like them, they'd wither and die,' he says. Long before Simon Cowell became the meanest judge on the panel, it was Nigel who spluttered the most spectacular put-downs.