Britain's Got Talent 2017 bosses 'struggling to find talent'?

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The Britain's Got Talent 2017 producers are reportedly going all out in the search for talent this year.

The new series of BGT will begin on TV in April with Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all returning for the 11th series.


However show bosses have admitting to having problems getting bigger and better acts each year after a decade of competitions.

Britain's Got Talent 2017 open auditions have already taken place, with producers having travelled the country to host open try outs while online auditions have seen talented (and not so talented) wannabes upload their videos in a bid to show off their act in front of the judges.

However series producer Charlie Irwin admitted this month: “When we started, tens of thousands of people applied. But numbers have dropped, so we have had to evolve the way we find people.

"We have a regional casting team and scouts for each genre that appears on the show.


“We have to make the show more accessible now. We have to go to people to encourage them to audition. A lot of the time people won’t come to us anymore. We need to go everywhere in the UK to encourage people to audition.

Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday newspaper, executive producer Clair Breen added: “The office scours the internet and we have regional teams who spend weeks researching that area, contacting dance schools, music schools and agents to find out about events there before going out to visit these people.

“We are just expanding the search and making us more accessible. It is hard. You are constantly pushing for better and better and you have to push the level higher every year and it is tough.”

The Britain's Got Talent judges' auditions 2017 kick off this month (January) in Blackpool before travelling to both London, Manchester and Birmingham.

As always, there will be a live crowd at every venue acting as the show's fifth judge to help the panel make their decisions and making sure the judges know when they disagree with their choices!


Meanwhile if you want to audition there is STILL TIME (as we write this!), visit the BGT application website HERE on how to try out. Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions will close on the 10th February 2017 at 23:59 GMT

Britain's Got Talent 2017 will air on ITV later this year.