As Britain’s Got Talent auditions continue, here’s a look at how science has predicted this year’s winner already.
These have been the common traits that they have calculated in their formula based on historic seasons of Britain’s Got Talent.
Overall, the team analysed more than 75 series of TV shows from BGT to Love Island over 18 years to identify what names, ages, professions and birthplaces are most likely to win (or be first to leave) each of the shows.
When it comes to Britain’s Got Talent, this year the formula suggests that a dance group made up of predominately males aged around 29 from London or the North of England will win this year’s show.
Meanwhile, the formula also predicts who will be the first one kicked out of the live shows, which in this case is a solo male artist aged 21 from the North West.
The latest Britain’s Got Talent auditions aired on Saturday night with acts including “extreme tambourinist” Gonzo and fellow musician Guy First who treated the judges to a rather unique and extraordinary talent.
12-year-old Kerr James shocked with his voice as he performed Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding, while Sheila Simmonds failed to impress Simon Cowell with her catchy tune.
Mysterious act X spooked Ant and Dec as he got them involved in a mind reading magic trick before Jonathan Goodwin stunned as he escaped from a straightjacket while on fire.
Finally at the weekend comic Kojo Anim won the golden buzzer from Simon Cowell, sending him straight through to the live shows.
Bookies Ladbrokes currently have Kojo as the joint favourite alongside the dancing students of Flakefleet Primary School Choir.
They won the golden buzzer in the first week from David Walliams, who was left in tears by their uplifting performance to Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 continues Saturday nights on ITV with the auditions.
The live semi-finals air later this year, with a £250,000 cash prize and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance up for grabs for the winner.
Alongside the main show, Stephen Mulhern hosts More Talent on ITV2 straight after each episode.