Britain's Got Talent
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|Britain's Got Talent|
|Genre||Reality, talent show, entertainment|
|Created by||Simon Cowell & Syco TV|
|Presented by||Britain's Got Talent:
Ant & Dec
Britain's Got More Talent:
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||10|
|Producer(s)||SYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES|
|Running time||60-90 minutes (inc. comms)|
|Original release||9 June 2007 – present|
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.
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.
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 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]
- REPORTER, MAIL ONLINE (29 January 2015). ""No rest for the wicked! Ant and Dec get back to work filming BGT after scooping Best Entertainment Presenter gong at NTAs for the 14th year in a row"". Daily Mail. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
- 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 29/05/16. Check date values in: