Collabro 'in talks to return for Britain's Got Talent Champions series'


Britain's Got Talent will air a special All Stars series this year, it's been confirmed.

Britain's Got Talent: The Champions has been confirmed to air later in 2019, hosted by Ant and Dec just like the main show.

It will see acts from the past 13 years of BGT as well as other Got Talent series from across the world compete to be named the ultimate champion.

Susan Boyle has been confirmed as the first name on the line up and now it's reported that Collabro could be next to sign up.

The musical theatre boyband won the show in 2014 and have since enjoyed a string of successful albums and tours.

According to The Sun newspaper, show bosses are keen to get the boys back for the All Stars series.

They also apparently hope to reunite the group, who were a five piece up until 2016 when member Richard Hadfield quit.

A source said this week: “Producers are desperate to get the whole band back together, as it would make great TV to show them talking through their issues and working things out – then reuniting on stage together.

“It would spark interest in the band again and they think viewers would love to see them back together as they were then.”

However another insider suggested to the tabloid that the group were unlikely to return as a five piece.

"The band as they are now have been in talks with BGT, Richard left years ago so there's no reason why he would be part of it," they said.

Other acts for the All Star series are rumoured to include 2012 winner Ashleigh Butler, who secured victory as dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey. Following the pooch’s sad death two years ago, she now performs with his replacement, Sully.

As well as Susan, Collabro and Ashleigh, bosses have reportedly approached George Sampson, who won the second series in 2008.

Current BGT judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, are expected to make up the panel.

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