Britain’s Got Talent returns in April after a two-year hiatus
Britain’s Got Talent returns to TV screens in April after almost two years.
The talent show, which featured judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, returns after the 2021 ITV series was canceled due to the pandemic.
Filming for series 15 was set to begin early last year, but production was delayed before being pushed back to 2022.
The show usually airs from around April to July, with the semifinals and finals being broadcast live.
Difficulties filming amid the pandemic were compounded with acts traveling from across the UK and sometimes overseas to take part in the show.
In the final series, 2009 winner Diversity performed a Black Lives Matter-inspired routine in which a man in a police uniform knelt on Ashley Banjo and repeated the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The routine, which sparked more than 24,000 complaints at Ofcom, won the must-see moment at the 2021 TV Bafta Awards, which are voted on by the public.
Cowell, who created the show, was replaced by Banjo on the panel of judges for the finals and semifinals of the final series while recovering from a back injury.
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