Nigel Lythgoe is an English TV producer, director, dancer and dance competition judge.

His estimated net worth is somewhere around 110$ million.

Early life

Nigel Lythgoe was born on July 9, 1949 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England. His father was a dockworker and his mother was a homemaker. As a child he began dancing and he was first a tap dancer. He trained with his friends in tap dance team and later he decided to pursue dancing as a career.

He attended the Hylton-Bromley School of Dance and Drama and the School of Dance Perry Cowell. He studied almost every dance genre and he later started working as a choreographer for TV shows.

Professional TV career

After mastering his dancing skills, Nigel started working as a choreographer for various TV shows. He did performances for Gene Kelly and even for the Muppets. Many praised him for his ability to not only come up with choreography but also to direct and produce a whole performance.

Most recently we have seen him on the Popstars show, where he appeared as one of the judges. Because of his professionalism and strict judging he was nicknamed the Nasty Nigel. He then appeared on the So You Think You Can Dance show on FOX network.

He was also engaged in BritWeek program that promotes strong businesses and entertainment connections between California and UK.

Nigel is a co-owner of the company Big Red 2 Entertainment. In 2010 Nigel returned to the American Idol as an executive producer.

Personal life

In 1974 he got married to Bonita Shawe. The couple met during making of one choreography for the BBC and the marriage lasted until 2010. The reason for their divorce is unknown. They have two sons together.

Nigel suffered from a heart attack in 2003. To get on the right track with his health he decided to quit smoking for a while. 2003 seemed to be hard on Nigel because he also almost died from an appendix burst.

When he is not working hard on his projects, Nigel likes to relax on his vineyard in Paso Robles, California. He is a big Manchester United and Lythgoe Liverpool fan and often visits their games.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Nigel Lythgoe

Date of Birth: July 9, 1949

Birth Place: Wallasey, Cheshire, England

Age: 68 years

Profession: TV producer, director, dancer and television dance judge

Height: 1.80 m

Weight: 75 kg

Net worth: 110$ million