How to watch BGT final? What channel is Britain’s Got Talent is on ITV - how to watch live and catch up

Britain’s Got Talent returns for it’s 16th season. (Getty Images)Britain’s Got Talent returns for it’s 16th season. (Getty Images)
Britain’s Got Talent returns for it’s 16th season. (Getty Images) | Getty Images
The hit ITV talent show helped launch the careers of acts such as Susan Boyle and Diversity

The Britain’s Got Talent final is almost here and some of the UK’s most talented acts are battling it for glory.

The long running ITV series, which first started in 2007, has helped launch the careers of a number of famous acts including singer Susan Boyle, dance group Diversity and most recently comedian Axel Blake.

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The show’s producers are on the hunt to find the UK’s brightest talent - the winner will receive a lucrative prize of £250,000 plus a slot at the Royal Variety Performance.

Fans of the show are eagerly anticipating this year’s grand finale which will feature the likes of Viggo Venn and Olivia Lynes.

But when is this year’s Britain’s Got Talent final and how can fans keep up to date with all of the action?

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the Britain’s Got Talent 2023 final?

This year’s Britain’s Got Talent final takes place on Sunday 4 June. 

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The final airs live on ITV1 from 7.30pm until 10pm. (UK Time)

A total of 10 acts are expected to battle it out for glory in the final and the contestants are hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Axel Blake.

The winner is vying for a cash prize of £250,000 and a slot at the Royal Variety performance later this year.

Who is on the judging panel of Britain’s Got Talent 2023?

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden have all remained on the panel for this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent.

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The trio have been joined by former Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli.

The 67-year-old choreographer is also a judge on the American reality TV series Dancing with the Stars. Tonioli has previously worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Tina Turner, Sting, Elton John and Freddie Mercury.

Prior to the auditions, Tonioli expressed his excitement. He said: “Here we are, Britain’s Got Talent. I am so excited. It’s my first show, I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant.”

Tonioli replaced long-running judge David Walliams who left after a 10-year association with the programme.

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How long was the auditions phase for Britain’s Got Talent 2023?

Auditions for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 took place at London’s Palladium from Wednesday 25 January to Sunday 29 January. The Lowry in Salford played host to the second round of auditions from Tuesday 7 February to Friday 10 February.

How to apply for Britain’s Got Talent 2024

Auditions for this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent are now closed and ITV is expected to announce details on auditions for next year’s show later this year. Series 16 applications opened on 17 September 2022 and closed on 31 January 2023 and it is expected to follow a similar pattern ahead of series 17.

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