Entertainment 'Britain's Got Talent' Returns With More Of The Same, But That's No Bad Thing - HuffPost Verdict

12:11  15 april  2018
12:11  15 april  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Why Ant McPartlin could be reunited with Declan Donnelly for Britain's Got Talent

  Why Ant McPartlin could be reunited with Declan Donnelly for Britain's Got Talent Ant McPartlin might be set to make a return to Britain's Got Talent alongside best friend Declan Donnelly, and judges including Simon Cowell and David Walliams. © Press Association Anthony McPartlin attends the auditions for Britain's Got Talent at The Lowry in Salford. Joining judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, the show teases that both Ant and Dec will be "waiting in the wings to provide support and congratulations to each of the acts performing for the judges.

I've never watched Britain ' s Got Talent , or Pop Id In those 90 seconds I was flooded with the same feeling -- of sweaty-palmed mortification -- that I had And, like pretty much every member of the world' s population that has access to a computer, I've seen a YouTube clip of Susan Boyle.

Britain ’ s Got Talent is returning to our screens for a sixth series this weekend, undoubtedly bringing with it a wealth of auditions that are far from SuBo in quality. Have a look at some of the worst from auditions gone by.

David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell standing in front of a building © Syco/Thames

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K E Y   P O I N T S

  • ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ returned to ITV for its 12th series on Saturday (14 April)
  • Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams were all back on the panel
  • Ant McPartlin still featured in the show alongside co-host Declan Donnelly
  • The auditions were filmed prior to Ant’s arrest for drink-driving last month
  • Earlier this week, bosses confirmed Dec will present the live shows by himself

S N A P   V E R D I C T

With all the headlines Ant has attracted in recent months, there has arguably never been as much intrigue about a new series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. 

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  Eamonn Holmes walks off Good Morning Britain during coughing fit The TV presenter was in the middle of an interview with Julian Clary.The presenter was interviewing Julian Clary with co-host Kate Garraway in the last segment of the show when he was forced to apologise for the noise he was making.

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David Walliams © ITV David Walliams

While it has been confirmed Ant will not be presenting this year’s live shows, fans had wondered how much the presenter would feature in the audition episodes, which were filmed prior to his arrest for drink-driving last month. 

However, bosses decided against air-brushing him out of the pre-recorded scenes, with Ant featuring in his usual capacity alongside co-host Declan Donnelly. 

The pair appeared on great form during this weekend’s opener, while the show stuck to its tried and tested format.

Amanda Holden © ITV Amanda Holden

That isn’t to say there wasn’t some truly unique acts on offer as the 12th series got underway, though. 

Escape artist Matt Johnson genuinely had Simon fearing his life could be at risk during his underwater stunt, which was undoubtedly the most death-defying trick there has been on the show in recent years. 

Dec WILL host the Britain's Got Talent live finals solo

  Dec WILL host the Britain's Got Talent live finals solo ITV makes the big news official.ITV announced at the reality competition's press day that Dec will be going it alone on this spring's multi-night telly spectacular, while his telly partner Ant McPartlin "steps down from his TV commitments for now".

Maia Gough’ s ‘ Britain ’ s Got Talent ’ audition was the stand-out performance of Saturday night’ s show, and the youngster easily earned her a place in the next stage of the competition. Apple iPad (2018): The Best Tablet For Pretty Much Everyone - HuffPost Verdict .

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Diversity also had a second bite of the ‘BGT’ cherry with junior group DVJ, who were put together by former champ Ashley Banjo - definitely ones to watch. 

One of the the show’s more ridiculous moments came from Japanese auditionee Mr Uekusa who had everyone blushing with his X-rated table cloth whipping act, although the night’s most talked-about act will undoubtedly be magician Marc Spelmann...

S T A N D   O U T   A C T

We never thought we’d be moved by a magic act, but even Simon Cowell teared up as Marc Spelmann took to the stage, earning Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer in the process. 

Simon Cowell © ITV Simon Cowell His trick was not only ridiculously impressive, but also featured the story of his young daughter who had suffered from leukaemia, telling of how her survival was proof magic really exists. Powerful stuff.   

T A K E   H O M E   M E S S A G E

Alesha Dixon © ITV Alesha Dixon Take away the interest in Ant, and there is still a brilliant ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ series opener here. Yes, it hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but the early signs suggest we’re in for another great year of what has become ITV’s biggest show. 

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