Britain's Got Talent named world's biggest talent show

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Britain's Got Talent has won itself a Guinness World Record for becoming the world's biggest show.

The show now has versions in close to 60 different countries, reaching as far as Kazakhstan and Iceland.

The previous holder of the title was the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing format, which has aired in 38 countries.

Needless to say that BGT boss Simon Cowell was pretty quick to boast about beating Strictly.

"I am very proud that Got Talent is a home grown British show," he said. "We owe its success to a group of very talented producers all over the world who have made this happen. And, of course, amazing talent."

Guinness World Records president Alistair Richards commented: "We are delighted to confirm that Got Talent has broken the previous world record and is now the official Guinness World Record holder for the most successful reality television format, a landmark moment in television record breaking history. Congratulations!"

The handily timed announcement comes just days ahead of the return of Britain's Got Talent here in the UK, with the new series starting this Saturday on ITV.

Handy, that...

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