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Britain's Got Talent

9 June, 2007
Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent is a televised British talent show competition, and part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. Presented by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, it is produced by both Thames and Syco Entertainment, distributed by Fremantle, and broadcast on ITV every year in late Spring to early Summer. The show was originally intended for production in 2005, but filming was suspended in the wake of a dispute between ITV and the programme's originally planned host. Following the success of America's Got Talent that year, production resumed and the programme eventually premiered on 9 June 2007. Every year, contestants of any age can audition for the televised contest with whatever talent they wish to demonstrate. Auditionees seek to impress a panel of judges – at present, consisting of Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David Walliams – in order to secure a place in the live rounds of the contest.

Genre Talent show
Created by Simon Cowell
Directed by Jonathan Bullen
Presented by Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly
Judges Piers Morgan, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, David Hasselhoff, Michael McIntyre, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon
Voices of Peter Dickson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 14
No. of episodes 185
Executive producer(s) Nigel Hall, Lee McNicholas, Amelia Brown, Richard Holloway
Producer(s) Matt Banks, Charlie Irwin, Paul Jones
Location(s) Auditions, Various, Live shows, Fountain Studios (2007–2016), Elstree Studios (2017), Hammersmith Apollo (2018–present)
Running time 60–155 minutes
Production company(s) Syco Entertainment, Talkback Thames (2007–2011), Thames (2012–present)
Distributor Fremantle
Original network ITV
Picture format SDTV: 576i (2007–2010), HDTV: 1080i (2011–present)
Related shows Britain's Got More Talent, Britain's Got Talent: The Champions, Got Talent (franchise), Britain's Got Talent Christmas Spectacular

About Britain's Got Talent

Simon Cowell-created reality series presented by the comedy duo Ant & Dec. Judges have included Cowell, Amanda HoldenPiers MorganDavid HasselhoffMichael McIntyreAlesha Dixon and David Walliams.

Achievement of Britain's Got Talent

Though first created in Britain, a network dispute delayed the debut of Britain's Got Talent and the American version of the show, America's Got Talent. In 2019, a spin-off called Britain's Got Talent: The Champions was broadcast.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Britain's Got Talent

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Latest information about Britain's Got Talent updated on July 28 2021.