This Is When Britain's Got Talent Is BACK And It's Sooner Than You Think

5 April 2017, 12:08

Ant and Dec Britain's Got Talent 2017

By Hollie Borland

It's that time of year again when Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Aleesha Dixon and Amanda Holden judge some of the greatest - and worst - talent that the UK has to offer.

From the super talented to the downright bizarre, a new series of Britain's Got Talent is coming back to our TV screens. 

The ITV talent contest will be back over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, with the first episode airing on Saturday 15th April.

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That's right, you heard us correctly. BGT will be back in less than a fortnight. 

The upcoming episodes will be part of the 11th series of the Saturday night entertainment show, which will run for the following two months.

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are returning to judge the members of the public who are brave enough to perform their talent - or lack of - on stage in front of a live audience. 

If the judges don't like the acts auditioning, they can press their infamous red buzzers and if three or more agree, it's the end of the road for the talent.

If they love the act, one judge can hit their golden buzzer and the act will automatically be sent through to the next round of auditions.

The talent continue to battle it out over a series of live shows to secure the public vote for a chance to perform at the Royal Variety Contest. 

Ant and Dec will once again be hosting the show, giggling from the side of stage, while Heart's Stephen Mulhern will be hosting the popular ITV2 spin-off show, Britain’s Got More Talent.

This series marks Alesha and David’s sixth year, while Simon and Amanda have been there from the start (although, due to launching The X Factor USA, Simon only judged during the live shows for series 5 in 2011).

Britain’s Got Talent is back on Saturday April 15 on ITV1 at 8pm.