Britain's Got Talent
|Britain's Got Talent|
|Genre||Reality, talent show, entertainment|
|Created by||Simon Cowell & Syco TV|
|Presented by||Anthony McPartlin|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||14|
|Producer(s)||SYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES|
|Running time||60–90 minutes (including tv adverts)|
|Original release||9 June 2007 –|
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 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. 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.
Series overview[change | change source]
|2007||Series 1||Paul Potts||Not announced|
|2008||Series 2||George Sampson||Signature|
|2009||Series 3||Diversity||Susan Boyle|
|2010||Series 4||Spelbound||Twist and Pulse|
|2011||Series 5||Jai McDowall||Ronan Parke|
|2012||Series 6||Ashleigh and Pudsey||Jonathan and Charlotte|
|2013||Series 7||Attraction||Jack Carroll|
|2014||Series 8||Collabro||Lucy Kay|
|2015||Series 9||Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse||Jamie Raven|
|2016||Series 10||Richard Jones||Wayne Woodward|
|2017||Series 11||Tokio Myers||Issy Simpson|
|2018||Series 12||Lost Voice Guy||Robert White|
|2019||Series 13||Colin Thackery||X (Marc Spelmann)|
|2020||Series 14||Jon Courtenay||Sing Along with Us|
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- 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.