Britain's Got Talent: The Champions - meet the line up of acts in the first heat

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions contestants for Week 1

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions begins this Saturday night on ITV - here's the first line up of acts going head to head.

Over the last 13 years we’ve witnessed truly incredible talent take to the Britain’s Got Talent stage and now they’ll go head to head with the best Got Talent acts from around the world in what promises to be the Olympics of Talent.

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will bring together the world’s most talented and memorable acts from past series of Got Talent. The acts will compete in this supersized version of BGT, all trying to be crowned the ultimate champion and walk away with the cash prize and coveted Champions Trophy.

Each week, nine acts go head to head with two acts making it through to the grand finale – the first is a Golden Buzzer act chosen by one of the judges or Ant and Dec while the second is voted through by superfans in the arena audience.

Expect to see the return of other familiar faces as well as welcoming brand new talent from across the world.

Up first are 2012 Britain's Got Talent winners, dog act Ashleigh and Sully, Australian comedy duo The Nelson Twins, Ukrainian sand performance artist Kseniya Simonova and Indonesian Magician and illusionist The Sacred Riana.

Joining them are series 1 winner, singer Paul Potts, Indian dancers Bad Salsa, American father and daughter daredevil duo Bello and Annaliese Nock and 2016 BGT golden buzzer act, dance group Boogie Storm.

Completing the line up of contestants in the first heat is singer Connie Talbot, who first appeared on Britain's Got Talent when she was six years old.

As for the judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams - return to the panel as they take their seat ready to be impressed by a whole host of global talent. Joining them will also be the nation’s favourite presenting duo, Ant and Dec.

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions airs on ITV from this Saturday, August 31.

The first episode airs 8PM-10PM.

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