Britain’s Got Talent: love it or loathe it?

It's a massive hit in the ratings, but does the show get your vote?

Entertainment phenomenon Britain’s Got Talent is back for a fourth series tomorrow night. It promises to showcase the usual mix of weird and wonderful acts, which last year ranged from the breathtaking street dance of winners Diversity to the unique talents of Greek Irish dancers Stavros Flatley.


Ant and Dec host, with Simon Cowell (replaced in this first edition, due to illness, by Louis Walsh), Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden once again making up the judging panel. They won’t be the only familiar faces on the show, though. Viewers can expect to see at least one of last year’s failed contestants back on stage.

Thirteen-year-old drummer Kieran Gaffney returns after missing out last time – and brings his parents with him. Their band, Mixed Emotions, promises to be a dubious treat, with Kieran’s mum’s vocals threatening to scupper his chances once again…

Meanwhile, this year’s Susan Boyle moment could be the audition of ten-year-old Chloe Hickinbottom, whose rendition of Vera Lynn classic White Cliffs of Dover stuns the judges.

Amanda Holden says Chloe has “an old-fashioned big voice”, while Piers Morgan declares, “I’ve never heard anything like that. You could be 40 or 50 years old.” A ten-year-old girl with the voice of a middle-aged woman? Who wouldn’t tune in to see that?


So, what’s your opinion of Britain’s Got Talent? Is it a “yes” or a “no” from you? Post a comment below and let us know.