Why is Britain’s Got Talent not on TV tonight?

The semi-finals are done and dusted, now the victorious acts must wait to take to the stage during Saturday's grand final

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If you’ve clicked on this article than it probably means you’ve got quite used to filling your evenings this week with Britain’s Got Talent. 

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Alas, this year’s semi-finals are over. Done and dusted. In its place tonight you’ll find live international football as England play Australia in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly. 

The 10 confirmed Britain’s Got Talent finalists are now waiting to take to the stage this Saturday night (7:30 – 10:00pm on ITV) where they’ll hope to do enough to scoop the £250,000 prize and a spot on this year’s Royal Variety Performance. 

Two more acts will join the line-up come the final.

One is a Wildcard voted for by the public (voting took place last night between the five acts who placed third in this year’s semi-finals) and the other is the judges’ choice. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will choose theirs from all of the acts voted out during the semi-finals. 

If you find your Friday night is lost without BGT, you can still get a blast of Ant and Dec with the co-hosts’ story played out on Channel 5 at 9pm

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See the Britain’s Got Talent final from 7:30pm on ITV this Saturday night