Britain's Got Talent

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Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent logo.svg
GenreReality, talent show, entertainment
Created bySimon Cowell & Syco TV
Presented byBritain's Got Talent:
Ant & Dec
Britain's Got More Talent:
Stephen Mulhern
JudgesSimon Cowell
Alesha Dixon
Amanda Holden
David Walliams
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series10
Producer(s)SYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES
Running time60–90 minutes (including tv adverts)
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Original release9 June 2007 – present
External links

Britain's Got Talent is a British television show on ITV and part of the Got Talent series. The programme is presented by 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 David Walliams.[1]

The winner of the programme performs in front of the Queen 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 David Walliams. Stephen Mulhern has been presenting the spin-off show Britain's Got More Talent since series 1.
The show has also featured different guest judges (judges who weren't permanent and most likely filled in for an ill or late judge.)

Series overview[change | change source]

Series, Year Winner Runner-up
Series 1, 2007 Paul Potts Not announced
Series 2, 2008 George Sampson Signature
Series 3, 2009 Diversity Susan Boyle
Series 4, 2010 Spelbound Twist and Pulse
Series 5, 2011 Jai McDowall Ronan Parke
Series 6, 2012 Ashleigh and Pudsey Jonathan and Charlotte
Series 7, 2013 Attraction Jack Carroll
Series 8, 2014 Collabro Lucy Kay
Series 9, 2015 Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse Jamie Raven
Series 10, 2016 Richard Jones Wayne Woodward
Series 11, 2017 Tokio Myers Issy Simpson
Series 12, 2018 Lost Voice Guy Robert White
Series 13, 2019 Colin Thackery X (Marc Spelmann)
Series 14, 2020 N/A N/A

References[change | change source]

  1. Percival, Ashley (28 September 2015). ""'Britain's Got Talent' 2016 Judges Revealed, With Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams All Returning"". The Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 29 May 2016.