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Nigel Lythgoe (born 9 July 1949) is an English television and film director and producer, and former dancer in the Young Generation and choreographer.
Born in St Helens, Lancashire, England, to a dockworker father, George Percival Lythgoe and Gertrude Emily Lythgoe, he got interested in dance at the age of 10.Early in Lythgoe's career, he learned to use techniques (eg.multi-cameras) to film choreography well, a skill that would later lead to a TV career.During the 1970s and into the 1980s, Lythgoe had the opportunity to perform with dancers from Cyd Charisse to Gene Kelly.He also choreographed for Ben Vereen, Shirley Bassey and (most famously) the Muppets.He began by with tap and then went on to become a student at the Hylton-Bromley School of Dance and Drama on Merseyside where he studied classical ballet, modern jazz, ballroom, character, classical Greek and National dance from various countries.
His first professional job was in the Corps de Ballet for the National tour of "The Merry Widow." He went on to train in London under Joanne Steuer and Molly Molloy.
Beginning in 1969, Lythgoe performed with the BBC's "Young Generation" dance troupe.
He later became their choreographer in 1971 and choreographed over 500 television shows.
Lythgoe, in an interview with People said that he "was the only person to dance, choreograph, produce and direct the Royal Variety Performance" for the Queen of the United Kingdom.
After working his way through the television industry, by 1995 Lythgoe held the post of Head of Entertainment and Comedy at London Weekend Television, where he commissioned and produced shows including Gladiators and Blind Date.
In 2000 he became the tough judge on Popstars and was nicknamed "Nasty Nigel" by the British tabloid press.