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Britain’s Got Talent confirms ITV schedule change for new series debut UK News

There will be a bumper weekend of Britain’s Got Talent action this weekend as the hit returns after a nearly two-year hiatus.

It was in October 2020 that Jon Courtenay became ITV’s last champion, at the end of a series which suffered severe disruption due to the coronavirus pandemic. That year’s auditions took place in January, meaning they were all done and dusted before Covid restrictions were introduced in the UK.

However, with the country engulfed in the first nationwide lockdown in March, which lasted until July, the BGT semi-finals could not go ahead as planned in May and were instead pushed back by four months in the meantime. fall. Jon, host of Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer Act, won the final and ended up performing on the Royal Variety Show.

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The show was canceled completely last year with the country back in lockdown in January 2021, but now it’s back and ITV is pulling out all the stops for its launch, with episodes on two consecutive nights, Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17 . Confirming the news on Tuesday morning, a tweet from the Britain’s Got Talent account read: ‘Only FOUR MORE DAYS until the ALL NEW round of #BGT.

“The first two episodes begin Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:35 p.m. on @ITV and @WeAreSTV.” In response to the post, one fan commented, “I can’t wait for this weekend,” and a second replied, “I can’t wait to wait 4 days to see you Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:35 p.m.

The news of BGT’s Easter broadcast comes just after a teaser for the new series saw presenters Ant and Dec drag a contestant off stage during auditions.

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