Britain's Got Talent

British television talent show since 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).

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 –

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

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.

Presenters Judges
1 2 Spin off 1 2 3 4
1 Declan Donnelly Anthony McPartlin Stephen Mulhern Simon Cowell Amanda Holden Piers Morgan
5 Michael McIntyre David Hasselhoff
6 Alesha Dixon David Walliams
16 Bruno Tonioli

Series overview change

Series Winner Runner-up
1 Paul Potts Not announced
2 George Sampson Signature
3 Diversity Susan Boyle
4 Spelbound Twist and Pulse
5 Jai McDowall Ronan Parke
6 Ashleigh and Pudsey Jonathan and Charlotte
7 Attraction Jack Carroll
8 Collabro Lucy Kay
9 Jules O'Dwyer & Matisse Jamie Raven
10 Richard Jones Wayne Woodward
11 Tokio Myers Issy Simpson
12 Lost Voice Guy Robert White
13 Colin Thackery X (Marc Spelmann)
14 Jon Courtenay Sing Along with Us
15 Axel Blake Jamie Healey
16 Viggo Venn Lillianna Clifton

References change

  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.