Britain’s Got Talent is back tonight – here’s the lowdown on the show

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Britain’s Got Talent series 16 will be starting this evening with more hopefuls performing for the judges. For the first time since the pandemic, there will be auditions in both London and Manchester. The race to find the UK’s hottest starts is only just beginning and the competition is higher than ever.

What time is Britain’s Got Talent on tonight?

Britain’s Got Talent airs on ITV1 tonight (April 15) at 8pm with the show launching with the auditions.

The first episode will be running for nearly 90 minutes including commercial breaks, concluding at 9.25pm.

The show continues tomorrow (April 16) on ITV1 at the earlier time of 7.45pm.

Again, the show will be on for another hour-and-a-half, concluding at 9pm.

Who is on the Britain’s Got Talent 2023 judging panel?

This year has seen a shake-up with newcomer Bruno Tonioli joining the show as a new judge as he replaces Little Britain comedian and children’s author David Walliams.

Former Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno will be sitting alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon as they seek out Britain’s most promising acts.

Bruno previously stepped down from his role on Strictly Come Dancing due to his commitments to Dancing With the Stars in America for which he is also a judge.

Once again on hosting duties will be Ant and Dec as they meet some of the acts and console others who don’t make it through.

ITV has teased series 16 will have even more Golden Buzzers than ever before with the most sensational and impressive acts fast-tracked through to the latter rounds of the competition.

Once again, all the contestants will be hoping to win and perform at the Royal Variety Performance as well as walking away with the highly-coveted £250,000 prize.

Last year saw comedian Axel Blake crowned the Britain’s Got Talent winner with the show helping to launch his career.

Along with the main show, there will also be plenty of content on social media to keep audiences entertained with Britain’s Got Talent across TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

If this wasn’t enough, fans will also get behind-the-scenes content, galleries and even games with the judges and hosts Ant and Dec.

Once the auditions have wrapped up, it will be on to the live shows and the live semi-finals which will take place later in the spring.

Speaking about the new series, head honcho Simon said: “I think we’ve done really well, actually. I was thinking about it last night because it felt like a long run, I’m not going to lie.

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“And then I was thinking about who’s going in each show and I was thinking, ‘Actually, you know what? We’ve got really good acts’.”

Simon continued: “Importantly, they’re really interesting people, acts we’ve never seen before. A show like this is important right now because you’ve got to create two hours of TV which is going to make people feel good.

“It’s everyone watching this show, from kids to grandparents. I love the fact that it’s a family show.

He added: “And you should get emotional, you should laugh out loud, and some of the stuff we have this year, and I’m not necessarily talking about the comedians, it’s really funny.”

Britain’s Got Talent airs on ITV1 tonight at 8pm

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