Britain’s Got Talent ‘to hold auditions abroad’ due to coronavirus restrictions

Britain's Got Talent 2021 auditions will reportedly be held around the world instead of London.

The upcoming series of the ITV show hopes to void coronavirus related disruption by filming aboard with footage being transmitted back to judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Williams and Alesha Dixon.

BGT is known for attracting acts from across the globe but the performers usually have to travel to Britain to entertain the panel.

The 2020 series saw dance troupe X1X Crew take part and they had to perform live from India after travel restrictions prevented them from getting to the UK to appear on the show.

Reports suggest that this could become a new show format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

An insider told The Sun on Sunday: "It would get around the fact that acts can’t fly in to take part in the show as they normally do and mean bosses can still put on a show.

"The format has been commissioned in 58 countries so they have crews. It will have high production value and cinematic feel."

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Auditions for the 2021 series are due to begin later this month – with the usual audition spot of London's Coliseum theatre at risk due to strict Tier 4 lockdown rules.

The recent series of BGT was hit by plenty of disruption due to the global pandemic.

As usual, the 2020 season began in April but the live shows didn't appear on television screens until September.

There was no studio audience but a virtual screen on fans watching from home was created.

Jon Courtenay was crowned the winner of the latest series and receiving them public votes.

He won the jackpot prize of £250,000 and a spot of the Royal Variety Performance, which took place in December.

Britain's Got Talent is expected to return to our screens later this year

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