‘Britain’s Got Talent’ 2023 Secures Spring Premiere Date
The highly anticipated series 16 of the UK’s most-watched talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, is set to premiere soon, with judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon returning to the panel. Controversy has surrounded this year’s season of BGT after a prank on the set disgusted audience members and a new judge replaced former BGT judge David Walliams.
BGT is Returning in a Couple of Days
It’s that time of year again when BGT, returns to our screens. The show has been a fixture on UK television since 2007, and with each season, it never fails to captivate audiences with its incredible acts and entertaining judges.
ITV has announced that the 2023 season of BGT will start on Saturday, April 15, at 8 pm on ITV1 and ITVX. The show will continue the next night with the second episode airing from 7:45 pm on April 16 on ITV1 and STV.
Former BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will join the panel this year, replacing David Walliams. Although Walliams exited the show last year amid controversy, Alesha Dixon reflected on his departure for the first time and expressed her sadness at seeing him leave, but also understood his reasons for doing so.
A Staged Prank Caused Controversy on The Show
Despite the excitement of the upcoming season, a prank on the set has sparked complaints before the show even starts airing. The incident involved Tonioli, who was victim to a savage prank that left him thinking he had shot dead Simon Cowell with a crossbow.
Although medics rushed to the stage, it later emerged that the entire incident was just a prank. The footage has generated a warning about sensitive content on social media, with audiences left screaming in shock.
Despite the controversy surrounding the show, BGT remains one of the most-watched programmes on UK television, with millions tuning in every year to watch the country’s best talent take to the stage. With the start date just days away, fans eagerly anticipate the return of the show and the new batch of talented performers.