Nigel Lythgoe
Nigel Lythgoe
Celebrated Name: Nigel Lythgoe
Real Name/Full Name: Nigel Lythgoe
Gender: Male
Age: 75 years old
Birth Date: July 9, 1949
Birth Place: Wallasey, Cheshire, England
Nationality: British
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Bonnie Lythgoe (m. 1974–2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Simon Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Nigel Lythgoe Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, director, producer and dancer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $180 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Nigel Lythgoe is one of the most popular and most prosperous British actors and producers of television shows. Apart from being a successful actor and producer, he is also a marvelous dancer and has been seen as a judge on various television shows.

He is exceptionally talented and is currently the most successful producers in the United Kingdom. The 75-year-old actor is extremely hardworking and devoted towards his profession. He has worked in TV shows such as Popstars and So You Think You Can Dance.

Maybe you know about Nigel Lythgoe very well But do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Nigel Lythgoe’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Nigel Lythgoe was born in the year 1949 on the 9th of July in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. The name of his father is George Percival Lythgoe, and professionally, his father worked as a  dockworker. His mother’s name is Gertrude Emily Lythgoe, and nothing much is known about her profession. Whether Nigel had siblings or not is also unknown to us.

Having said that, it seems that Nigel grew up in a loving and caring environment. When he was only ten years old, he got keen interest towards dancing. He started doing tap dancing from that very age.

He completed his education from Hylton Bromley School of Dance and Drama. He also attended the Perry Cowell School of Dance. Both the schools were in Wallasey, and in these schools, he learned classical ballet, character, classical Greek, modern jazz, and National Dance of various countries.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 9 July 1949, Nigel Lythgoe is 75 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 1.8 m tall, and weight is 75 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Nigel Lythgoe got married to Bonita Shawe in the year 174. He was a choreographer for the BBC’s Young Generation Dance Troupe when he met her for the first time. Bonita is professionally a judge also, and she was judging the first season of So You Think You Can Dance at that point in time. She worked as a judge in the Australian version of the same show for the first three seasons.

Things did not go well between the couple, and they finally decided to part their ways in the year 2010. They have two sons together whose names are Simon Lythgoe and Kristopher Lythgoe. They have five grandchildren whose names are Kyan, Tighe, Dominie, George, and Leonardo.


The first time Lythgoe got an opportunity to perform as a dancer was in the 1970s. He got a chance to perform for Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly. He worked as a choreographer under Ben Veeren for many years. Later, he was promoted to the position of Head of Entertainment. Nigel worked as a producer for shows such as Gladiators and Blind Date, which were huge successes.

He became a judge for the show called Popstars. He was approached to direct and be an executive producer for Survivor. He also produced a show that was named Pop Idol. It became a global franchise, and it also includes the famous show called American Idol. He turned a producer for the show American Idol in 2002.

He was also seen as a judge in the show So You Think You Can Dance that was aired on Fox Television Network. He opened a company called Big Red 2 Entertainment in the year 2009 in partnership with his friend Fuller.

Awards & Achievements

As for now, Nigel Lythgoe has received several awards like the international Emmy: Founders Award in the year 2011 and the Governor’s Award in the year 2007. Five times, he got nominated for the Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program Award. He was also nominated for the Grammy Award in the year 2003.

Apart from all this, he has definitely received a lot of appreciation from the audience and the critics for the work that he has been doing for decades.

Net Worth & Salary of Nigel Lythgoe in 2024

Nigel Lythgoe Net Worth
Nigel Lythgoe Net Worth

As of July 2024, the current estimated net worth of Nigel Lythgoe is around $180 million, that he has earned through acting and mostly through producing TV shows. The exact salary amount is unknown to us, but it is a colossal amount matching his current net worth.

It is very evident that Nigel Lythgoe is one of the most hardworking as well as multi-talented persons one would come across in a long time. He is a source of inspiration for the youth, and he has successfully impressed the audience and critics with all the work that he has done over the years.


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