Britain's Got Talent

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Britain's Got Talent
GenreReality, talent show, entertainment
Created bySimon Cowell & Syco TV
Presented byAnthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
StarringMarcus Bentley
JudgesSimon Cowell
Amanda Holden
Piers Morgan
David Hasselhoff
Michael McIntyre
Alesha Dixon
David Walliams
Ashley Banjo
Bruno Tonioli
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series16
ProducerSYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES
Running time60–90 minutes (including tv adverts)
Original release
Release9 June 2007 –

Britain's Got Talent is a British television show on ITV and part of the Got Talent series. The programme is presented by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly (colloquially known as Ant & Dec).

There is one series each year; the most recent being the thirteenth series. The four judges of the current series are: Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Bruno Tonioli.[1]

The winner of the programme performs in front of the king at The Royal Variety Show and receives a cash prize of £250,000.

Judges and presenters[change | change source]

The show started in 2007 with the original line-up Ant & Dec hosting and Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan as judges. The same format was kept until the end of Series 4, when Piers Morgan announced his departure from the show. In series 5, David Hasselhoff and Michael Macintyre joined the panel, but they both only stayed for one series. In 2012, they were replaced by David Walliams and Alesha Dixon. The current panel is made up of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli. Stephen Mulhern had been presenting the spin-off show Britain's Got More Talent from series 1 to Series 13, In March 2020, It was announced that Britain's Got More Talent was going to be axed.[2] The show has also featured different guest judges (judges who were not permanent and most likely filled in for an ill or late judge). In 2020, a judge from Dancing on Ice Ashley Banjo replaced Simon Cowell after he had a long injury because Cowell break the part of his back after a electric bike fall, Bruno Tonioli tookover Walliams.

Series Host Main Judge
1 2 3 4
1 Ant McPartlin Declan Donnelly Simon Cowell Amanda Holden Piers Morgan
5 Michael McIntyre David Hasselhoff
6 Alesha Dixon David Walliams
16 Bruno Tonioli

Series overview[change | change source]

Series Start Finish Winner's prize Winner Second place Third place
1 9 June 2007 17 June 2007 £100,000 Paul Potts Connie Talbot2 N/A2
2 12 April 2008 31 May 2008 George Sampson Signature Andrew Johnston
3 11 April 2009 30 May 2009 Diversity Susan Boyle Julian Smith
4 17 April 2010 5 June 2010 Spelbound Twist and Pulse Kieran Gaffney
5 16 April 2011 4 June 2011 Jai McDowall Ronan Parke New Bounce
6 24 March 2012 12 May 2012 £500,000 Ashleigh and Pudsey Jonathan and Charlotte Only Boys Aloud
7 13 April 2013 8 June 2013 £250,000 Hungary Attraction Jack Carroll Richard & Adam
8 12 April 2014 7 June 2014 Collabro Lucy Kay Bars & Melody
9 11 April 2015 31 May 2015 Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse Jamie Raven Côr Glanaethwy
10 9 April 2016 28 May 2016 Richard Jones Wayne Woodward Boogie Storm
11 15 April 2017 3 June 2017 Tokio Myers Issy Simpson Malawi Daliso Chaponda
12 14 April 2018 3 June 2018 Lost Voice Guy Robert White Donchez Dacres
13 6 April 2019 2 June 2019 Colin Thackery X / Marc Spelmann Ben Hart
14 11 April 2020 10 October 2020 Jon Courtenay Sign Along with Us Steve Royle
15 16 April 2022 5 June 2022 Axel Blake Jamie Leahey Tom Ball
16 15 April 2023 4 June 2023 Norway Viggo Venn Lillianna Clifton Cillian O’Connor
17 20 April 2024 2 June 2024 TBA TBA TBA
  1. ^ The results of this series' final did not declare who was in 2nd and 3rd place amongst the other finalists.

References[change | change source]

  2. Warner, Sam (27 March 2020). "Britain's Got More Talent's Stephen Mulhern says it's "a shame" the show was axed". Digital Spy. Retrieved 16 May 2020.