Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent

Series 11

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Review

It’ll be no surprise if David Walliams camps it up, Amanda Holden sheds a tear, Alesha Dixon does that fruity laugh of hers or Ant and Dec muck about like naughty schoolboys in the stage wings. But what may startle you is that Simon Cowell is the first judge to press the golden buzzer this year.

As always there have been murmurings on social media and allegations about how the show is fixed and the filming of acts is manipulated to “build a narrative”, but it’s still great entertainment. What’s not to like about the procession of singing robots, dogs doing yoga, hula-hooping magicians and juggling OAPs?

But after so many series, let’s hope Britain's Got Talent can still come up with something so unusual that it takes our breath away.

Summary

The nationwide talent search, which gives members of the public a chance to show off their remarkable signature skills, returns for an 11th series. As ever, Ant and Dec take on hosting duties, heading backstage to chat with the scores of auditionees queuing up for their chance at stardom, while Alesha Dixon and David Walliams come back for their sixth year on the judging panel alongside veterans Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden. Even at this early stage, reports from the audition recording stages indicate that some of the acts have made a strong impression on the judges - but whether that will work in their favour remains to be seen.

Cast & Crew

Host Ant McPartlin
Host Dec Donnelly
Judge Amanda Holden
Judge David Walliams
Judge Simon Cowell
Judge Alesha Dixon
Executive Producer Lee McNicholas
Executive Producer Amelia Brown
Series Producer Charlie Irwin
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