ITV’s popular talent show UK’s Got Talent returned last weekend with its epic sixteenth season, in search of the next big hit across the country.
The show certainly takes form when it comes to finding incredible talent, with artists from Diversity to Susan Boyle having made their name on the series.
This year, the contestants will once again take to the stage in London or Manchester in the hope of making their mark with the judges and audience.
Over the years, we’ve seen singers, dancers, pet performers, knife throwers, magicians and many others showcase their incredible and sometimes unusual talents and this year made no difference in that respect, with some incredible repertoire. stage in the first two audition shows.
The main difference this year was in the composition of the jury, as former Serious Dance judge Bruno Tonioli joined the jury, taking David Walliams’ chair after the British actor leave.
Speaking to Radio Times Magazine, Tonioli revealed what it was like to be on the series: “I had a ball, partly because I had never seen it before. It was true! Simon teased me. I didn’t even watch Seriously – I don’t watch shows that have a panel of judges because I don’t want to be influenced by other judges, just want to do my job, but I had my time. the best.
“It’s a fitting variety show and the talent range is unbelievable. I have to say that some of the contestants are completely amnesiac.”
Tonioli made his mark on the panel, when viewers saw him hitting his Golden Buzzer button midway in an amazing and funny way during the audition, interrupting the repertoire’s performance.
Read on for everything you need to know about Britain’s Got Talent 2023.
Britain’s Got Talent 2023 release date
BGT returns with double bill on weekends in April 2023, with program starting on Saturday, April 15 at 8pm on ITV1.
Then the 2023 season resumes on Sunday the 16th, but at a time slightly earlier than 7:45 pm for an hour and a quarter. The next episode will be aired on Saturday 22nd April at 8pm.
Judges of Britain’s Got Talent 2023
Longtime judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will return to the jury this year, but they will feature a whole new face.
Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli has joined as a judge for season 16 after David Walliams left the show.
The comedian, who has been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent since 2012, was warned earlier this year for “inappropriate” comments he made about the contestants in 2020. apologized for his comments, adding: “These are private conversations and – like most chats with friends – were never intended to be shared. However, I Sorry.”
On joining Britain’s Got Talent, Tonioli said: “Here we are, Britain’s Got Talent. I’m so excited. This is my first gig, I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m sure it will. great.”
And BGT studio audiences will also have a bigger part to play this year after being awarded a Golden Bell of their own.
“There are more Golden Buzzers this year,” Cowell said. “We’re eight. I don’t want to give too much but there was a Golden Buzzer moment. I think all these years, I’ve done this show because, you know, it really shouldn’t be. happened because we ran out [of buzzers].”
“It’s chaotic right now because the audience really ordered it, they didn’t overlook this [for this act]. They won’t leave. So we said you know what, why don’t we give the audience a Golden Whistle.”
Host of Britain’s Got Talent 2023
Britain’s Got Talent is again organized by Ant & Dec, who have led the show since it first started in 2007.
The duo are best known for featuring Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, Limitless Win and previous titles like SMTV Live, Pop Idol, Red or Black? and Text Santa.
Who are the contestants of UK’s Got Talent 2023?
We don’t know much about the season 16 contestants, however, ITV has revealed that the show will be “bigger and better than ever” with “incredible repertoire” and, as mentioned, ” More resonant moments than any season yet.”
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Auditions are being held in both London and Manchester for the first time since the pandemic, so viewers can expect this year’s caliber of talent to be “the best contest ever seen”.
Who is the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2022?
Last year’s season of BGT went to Axel Blake, a comedian from West London who previously worked as a property maintenance manager.
He made it to the live shows after receiving the Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell.
UK Talent Search 2023 continues Saturday 22 April on ITV1. See more of our entertainment range or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what else is going on.
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