CONFIRMED: Britain's Got Talent Is Back With Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon & Dav
Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will all return to the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel with hosts Ant & Dec also back to guide the audience through the wacky, weird and wonderful talents auditioning.
The judges will visit Liverpool, London and Birmingham next year where they hope to see talented acts from across the UK.
Those who think they have a talent the judges should see can visit an open audition this year to be in with a chance of securing a sought after audition in front of the judges.
Open auditions kick off in Birmingham on Sunday 25th October in a search to uncover some of the best talent around. The search will continue with further auditions in London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester. (Full details below).
Simon Cowell said:
“I can't believe that in 2016 we are going to celebrate 10 series of Britain's Got Talent. So, let's make this a special year and we want the best of the best to come and audition. There will be lots of surprises in store!”
Amanda Holden said:
“After a decade of searching for talent, the standard never fails to surprise us each year with the breadth and variety of acts out there just waiting to be discovered and like every year I cannot wait to find out what the Great British public have in store for us and what act will surprise me the most. So dust off your tap shoes, brush up on your tricks, think outside of the box and get down to the auditions.”
Alesha Dixon, said:
“It’s always exciting to see who or what is going to turn up on stage as there are so many amazing and unusual talents, but to find our 10th winner adds another level of pressure! We’ve had brilliant winners over the years and I hope we can find another incredible act that can really rise to the occasion. We have reached a milestone!”
David Walliams, said:
“I’m so happy to be back with Simon and the girls, especially as we look for our 10th winner. I’m hoping to find something extraordinary.”
The show is open to any performer of any age, with any talent - all they need is a skill and star quality which they think will impress. Anything goes from magicians to comedians, drag acts to singers and acrobats to animals. Aspiring acts can apply now via www.itv.com/talent and register for one of the audition days. You can also apply sending in a video audition of your act.
To date Susan Boyle has sold over 20 million records worldwide, Diversity have had five sell-out nationwide tours, Paul Potts is a multi-platinum selling artist with over 5 million records sold worldwide and in excess of 600 concerts performed and 2014’s winners, Collabro have had a number one album.
The full open auditions for Britain’s Got Talent are below. These will be followed by the judges’ audition tour in 2016.
SUNDAY 25TH OCT – BIRMINGHAM – ICC
MONDAY 26TH OCT – BIRMINGHAM – ICC
TUESDAY 27TH OCT – BIRMINGHAM – ICC
SAT 31ST OCT – LONDON – EXCEL
SUN 1ST NOV – LONDON – EXCEL
SAT 7TH NOV – LONDON – EXCEL
SUN 8TH NOV – LONDON – EXCEL
SAT 14TH NOV – CARDIFF – THE SWALEC CENTRE
SUN 15TH NOV – CARDIFF – THE SWALEC CENTRE
SAT 22nd NOV – LIVERPOOL – ST GEORGE’S HALL
SATURDAY 28TH NOV – GLASGOW SECC
SUNDAY 29TH NOV – GLASGOW SECC
SUNDAY 6TH DEC – MANCHESTER CENTRAL
MONDAY 7TH DEC – MANCHESTER CENTRAL
TUESDAY 8TH DEC – MANCHESTER CENTRAL