Britain's Got Talent

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Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent logo.svg
Genre Reality, talent show, entertainment
Created by Simon Cowell & Syco TV
Presented by Britain's Got Talent:
Ant & Dec
Britain's Got More Talent:
Stephen Mulhern
Judges Simon Cowell
Alesha Dixon
Amanda Holden
David Walliams
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 10
Production
Producer(s) SYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES
Running time 60-90 minutes (inc. comms)
Release
Original network ITV
Picture format 16:9
Original release 9 June 2007 – present
External links
Website talent.itv.com

Britain's Got Talent is a British television show on ITV and part of the Got Talent series. The show is presented by Ant & Dec.[1]
There is one series each year; the most recent being the tenth series. The four judges of the current series are: Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.[2]

The winner of the show 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 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 guest judges (judges who weren't permanent and most likely filled in for an ill or late judge.) Model and actress Kelly Brook was the first guest judge in 2009. Simon Cowell originally planned to keep her permanently, but she was sacked after the show's producers believed that the show would be too complicated with four judges. In 2010 and 2011, Louis Walsh filled in for fellow ''X Factor'' judge Simon Cowell on two occasions because he was ill. In 2012, singer Carmen Electra filled in for Amanda Holden at the audition stages because she was mourning the miscarriage of her baby. In series 10, David Walliams' mother, Kathleen Williams, filled in for Simon Cowell because he was running late.

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

References[change | change source]