Britain's Got Talent

British television talent show

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
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GenreReality, talent show, entertainment
Created bySimon Cowell & Syco TV
Presented byAnthony McPartlin
Declan Donnelly
StarringMarcus Bentley
JudgesSimon Cowell
Alesha Dixon
Ashley Banjo
Piers Morgan
David Hasselhoff
Michael McIntyre
Alesha Dixon
David Walliams
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series15
Producer(s)SYCO TV in association with talkbackTHAMES
Running time60–90 minutes (including tv adverts)
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Original release9 June 2007 –
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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 presentersEdit

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.[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.

Series overviewEdit

Year Series Winner Runner-up
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
2022 Series 15 Axel Blake Jamie Healey


  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.
  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.