Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows: Start date, times and guests confirmed!

Britain's Got Talent 2018 live shows air date, final and tickets

Wondering when the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows begin? Here’s ALL you need to know!


After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, Britain’s Got Talent will start the live semi-finals later this month (May).

The start date for the BGT live shows has now been officially confirmed for Monday May 28.

The BGT live shows will air each week night across the week as the top contestants perform in a bid to make the grand final.

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows

The semi-final performances will air Monday-Friday at between 7:30PM and 9PM followed by a separate results show at 9:30PM.

The final selection of acts as chosen by the judges – including the five golden buzzers – will all take to the stage in groups of 8 in a bid to win the public’s support.

And new for this year, the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals will take place at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.


We’ll see Dec go solo as he hosts alone, each night welcoming a group of acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

Judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will offer their comments on the performances before lines open for viewers to vote. Each night two acts will go through to the live grand final.

The act with the highest public vote will automatically go into the final while the judges will decide between the second and third placed acts as to who will join them.

As well as performances from this year’s acts a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results show as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.

The live week is set to go off with a bang with BGT superstars Diversity on Monday’s show while the magical cast of Matilda The Musical will also perform.

Throughout the week viewers will also be treated to the musical stylings of Alfie Boe, pop princess Rita Ora, the fabulous cast of Chicago the Musical and reigning BGT champion, musician Tokio Myers.

Meanwhile, tickets to be in the audience for the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 live shows are FREE but – as you can imagine – in short supply and high demand.


In order to be in the audience, make sure you head over to Applause Store to register your interest.

Plus, after every live show, you can catch More Talent live on ITV2 from 10PM on ITV2.

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 final

As for the date of the Britain’s Got Talent 2018 final date, that has also been confirmed.


The Britain’s Got Talent 2018 final will air in one show between 7:30PM and 10:05PM on Sunday, June 3.

For now, the auditions continue Saturday night on ITV.