Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions to return with a twist – acts will perform with each other

Showrunner Simon Cowell is reportedly keen to refresh the show for its return at Christmas.

Twist and Pulse (Getty Images)

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will reportedly return for a Christmas special, potentially featuring dance crew Diversity, but Simon Cowell has come up with a twist: each act will perform with another star act.

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The Sun reported that Cowell was keen to bring back the format this Christmas, as long as there was no lockdown, but that he didn’t want to simply repeat the format from 2019, which was won by Twist and Pulse.

A source told the tabloid: “Some of the biggest acts in BGT history will be coming back to perform with another act, whether it’s a singer, magician or even an animal act.

“The idea is that they will collaborate and create a unique, one-off performance for fans.

“There was talk about creating super-groups – for example, putting together the best dance acts and the best magic acts to compete against one another — but that’s out of the window.

“It’s going to be spectacular for fans as they’ll get to see some of the show’s best-ever acts working together for the first time.

“Top of the wish list at ITV are Diversity, Susan Boyle and magical Marc Spelmann. At the moment they hope to have a studio audience who will vote on their favourite acts.

“But with Covid guidelines changing so often, this is something that’s not been completely decided yet.

The Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals continue on Saturday on ITV.

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