Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are back for Britian's Got Talent 2017
When does Britain’s Got Talent 2017 start?
Traditionally the first round of auditions have aired on the second Saturday of April.
But it is thought that this year’s series will be pushed back to May 6 to accommodate The Voice’s grand final, which is expected to air on April 29.
ITV’s director of television Kevin Lygo said: “Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor are both big, brilliant, wonderful shows.
"I am delighted that they will continue to take up their place as an important part of our schedule for the next three years.
“They are defining shows for us, ones that we are very proud to have as part of our entertainment slate, and they continue year after year, for months at a time, to be amongst the most popular and hugely entertaining formats on television.”
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Amanda Holden shared the first photo of the Britain's Got Talent 2017 judges
Amanda Holden vs Alesha Dixon
Fri, February 3, 2017
Britain's Got Talent judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon battle it out in the style stakes.
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Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon both opted for figure-hugging numbers
Who are the judges?
Amanda shared the first picture of the judges with hosts Ant and Dec on Twitter, with the caption “Reunited!”
Ant and Dec, who have hosted the show since it began in 2007, have said: “It’s been 10 great years – we’re hoping the 11th will be just as good as the rest!”
Stephen Mulhern returns to host ITV2 spin-off Britain’s Got More Talent.
Stephen Mulhern returns to host Britain's Got More Talent
Who will win?
A few favourites have already emerged from the live auditions, which wrap up in Manchester tomorrow.
The Missing People Choir, which counts Kate McCann as an ambassador, reportedly reduced all four judges to tears with their heartfelt rendition of I Miss You.
A source has said: “Their story is unbelievably moving so it's certain to capture the hearts of the nation.”
In London, Simon Cowell was said to be “stunned” by a 13-stone hound who holds the record for the most sausages caught by a dog in 30 seconds.
Simon is a known dog lover and has previously backed acts such as Hypnodog, Jules and Matisse and Ashleigh and Pudsey, who won the 2012 series.
One act that did not fare quite as well was a troupe of sinister dancing clowns that reportedly left the judges “spooked”.
A source told The Sun that Simon “looked horrified when one female clown touched his face. He later admitted a phobia of clowns”.