The start of spring means that it can’t be long before Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV.

The award-winning variety show will be back for a 16th series in 2023, which promises more awe-inspiring and show-stopping acts hoping to win the hearts of the judges and the nation.

Ant and Dec and the judges will be hoping to find a star to match former contestants including Paul Potts, Diversity, Tokio Myers, Lost Voice Guy and Susan Boyle, who all famously began their careers on the ITV show.

Here is everything you need to know about BGT 2023, including its start date and the new judging line-up…

When does Britain’s Got Talent 2023 start?

Britain's Got Talent series 16 starts Saturday 15 April on ITV1.

Episode 1 starts at 8pm.

The series continues on Sunday, 16 April at 7.45pm on ITV1.

Who are the 2023 Britain's Got Talent judges?

The 2023 Britain's Got Talent presenters and judges Tom Dymond/ITV

The new series of Britain’s Got Talent will have its first change of lineup in 11 years.

After a decade on the show, David Walliams has stepped down and has been replaced by former Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli.

The 2023 judges will be Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli.

Who are the BGT 2023 judges? Meet the panel

Who are the Britain’s Got Talent presenters?

Ant and Dec hugging ITV

Ant and Dec return to present Britain’s Got Talent in 2023 for the 16th series of the variety show.

Can I still apply for Britain’s Got Talent auditions?

Sadly, applications for Britain’s Got Talent are now closed.

The new series began recording auditions at the start of 2023 at the London Palladium and in Salford, Manchester. The filmed auditions are now being edited and the highlights will air this Spring.

Keep an eye on ITV’s audition page when the next series is confirmed.

When do the Britain’s Got Talent live shows start?

The Britain’s Got Talent live shows traditionally air in the last week of May and the start of June. They typically start on the second Bank Holiday in May.

Who won last year's Britain’s Got Talent?

The Britain’s Got Talent 2022 winner was stand-up comedian Axel Blake, beating ventriloquist Jamie Leahey (2nd) and singer Tom Ball (3rd).

All the past Britain’s Got Talent winners


Britain's Got Talent series 16 starts Saturday 15 April on ITV1.

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