Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges get together for first auditions in Blackpool

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The Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges are heading to Blackpool for the first round of auditions TODAY.

The new series of BGT will begin on TV later this year but filming the try outs begins this week.

The Britain's Got Talent judges for 2017 remain the same with Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden all returning for the 11th series.

The line up of judges are unchanged for a fifth year having proved a hit since first coming together in 2012.

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And don't worry - hosts Ant and Dec will also return to front the show as usual, having previously signed a new three year deal as presenters.

The group posted a photo of themselves on board a private plane(!) on route to Blackpool last night, with the a second earlier snap showing the judges and hosts waiting for late running Amanda at the airport.

"Waiting for our Queen," teased Alesha in a caption alongside the picture.

Open auditions for Britain's Got Talent 2017 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.

A select bunch of acts have been picked to go before the panel where they'll need to get at least three yesses to make it to the next round and be in with the chance of performing live later this year.

Of course there's also the golden buzzer twist which will see five lucky acts go straight the live shows from the auditions. Each judge and presenter Ant and Dec can only use it once throughout the try outs.

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!

> Britain's Got Talent 2017 auditions: Judges' audition dates, venues, tickets

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.

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