Britain’s Got Talent 2018 continued with just over 7 million viewers on ITV last night.
It was the most watched show on TV as Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all returned to the judges’ desk.
Those in the latest auditions included Magician Andrew Lee who got four yeses after a daring card trick that incorporated a knife throw on stage with Ant and Dec, whiles singer Aleksandar Mileusnic made the next round with a swing version of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes.
Going one better, 60-year-old AA man Donchez Dacres won David Walliams’ golden buzzer after performing his original song ‘Wiggle Wine’. It sees Donchez straight through to the live shows.
The fourth round of auditions were watched by an average audience of 7.1 million between 8PM and 9:25PM, peaking with more than 8 million viewers
The episode was down over a million viewers on last weekend’s episode, no doubt in part thanks to the Bank Holiday and spring Sunshine.
Later on ITV and after Britain’s Got Talent, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire made a strong debut with 5.1 million viewers tuning in. Jeremy Clarkson is the unlikely new host of a special week of episodes, which continue at 9PM tonight.
Before BGT, Ninja Warrior UK continued its new series with 2.6 million (down 600,000 million) while 2.4 million (down 500,000) tuned in for Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule.
Over on BBC One, Pointless Celebrities continued with 2.8 million, down 1.1 million viewers on last Saturday.
Who Dares Wins interested 2.6 million (down 400,000) while Casualty had 3.4 million tuning in, making it the BBC’s most watched show of the night despite a 100,000 drop on last week.
Earlier in the day, the Women’s FA Cup Final averaged 1.6 million viewers.