Britain’s Got Talent 2022 first look as judges reunite to film auditions


Britain’s Got Talent is set to return in 2022 with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.

After the 2021 series was postponed due to the pandemic, things will hopefully return to normal this year.

Simon, Amanda, Alesha and David will all reunite behind the judges’ desk for auditions with live audiences.

Filming started at The London Palladium theatre this weekend (16 January) and continues throughout the week.

You can sign up for tickets here to be in the audience with the judges for the auditions. The minimum age limit is 12+ and under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Meanwhile applications to take part in the next series are still currently open.

You can put yourself forward to audition here with applications currently due to close on 25, January 2022 at 23:59 GMT.

ITV and programme makers Thames and Syco announced last January that there would be no show in 2021, the first time since 2007 that the series has been off air.

They said in a statement: “Despite everyone at ITV, Thames and Syco doing their best to make it happen, and with our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022.

“BGT is known for its diversity of talent with big dance groups, wonderful choirs and lavish orchestras at its heart, and it has become clear that not only is it not possible to film auditions with these types of acts in a secure way but also that they are not able to adequately rehearse and prepare safely.

“Safety has to come first and, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.”

The 2020 series was also interrupted by the pandemic, with the semi-final shows postponed to September from their original May air date. The semi-finals were ultimately pre-recorded in front of a virtual audience, with some acts performing via video-link.

It was comedy singer Jon Courtenay who ultimately triumphed in the series, picking up a £250,000 cash prize and place on the bill of the Royal Variety Show.

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