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Britain’s Got Talent 2022: air date, judges, hosts, trailer and everything we know

Britain's Got Talent judges and hosts
Britain's Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec pose with judges David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon. (Image credit: ITV)

Fans of Britain’s Got Talent were bereft when its 15th series was postponed last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So they’ll be thrilled that after a year away, the much-loved ITV talent show is back for Britain's Got Talent 2022!

The stage is set as, once again, a whole host of weird, wonderful and super-talented acts audition at the London Palladium for the chance to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance and win a £250,000 cash prize. 

With the live final taking place very soon, we're about to find out who will be following in the footsteps of Britain's Got Talent's last winner, comedy pianist Jon Courtenay. 

Who will we be adding to the Britain's Got Talent winners list? Here’s everything you need to know about Britain’s Got Talent 2022…

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: When are the live shows?

Britain’s Got Talent returned to our TV screens on Saturday, April 16 on ITV. The live semi-finals will air nightly on ITV at 8pm from Monday, May 30, leading up to the live final on Sunday, June 5, which starts at the slightly earlier time of 7:30 pm.

Episodes will also be made available to stream on-demand via ITV Hub (opens in new tab)

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: Are Ant and Dec back as hosts?

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Ant and Dec return as hosts for Britain's Got Talent 2022 (Image credit: ITV)

It just wouldn’t be Britain’s Got Talent if our favorite Geordie duo, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly weren’t waiting in the wings, getting to know the acts,celebrating with those whose auditions are a success and commiserating with those who fail to impress. 

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: who are the judges?

Britain's Got Talent judges David Alesha Amanda and Simon

First look: David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell take their seats as judges for 2022. (Image credit: ITV)

There’s no change to the panel as Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams all return for 2022, marking the 10th year that the same four judges have been on the show. And yes David is STILL winding up Simon! Some things never change...

Britain’s Got Talent 2022: Are there any new elements this series? 

It seems Britain’s Got Talent has a new surprise twist for 2022, called Golden Moments, which sees talented people being nominated by their friends or family to audition for the show without their knowledge.

Each judge will surprise a different person, inviting them to take to the stage for an audition at the London Palladium.  

Unlike the Golden Buzzer, contestants who are selected for a Golden Moment will not automatically be put through to the live shows.

With these new Golden Moments, will the hosts and the judges still have their Golden Buzzer acts?

Absolutely. Because the talent was so strong, TWO acts received a Golden Buzzer on the very first day of auditions. 

The first Golden Buzzer act was Loren Allred. She revealed that she provided the vocals for 'Never Enough' from The Greatest Showman, and she performed the song which was performed by Jenny Lind (played by Rebecca Ferguson) for her audition. This stunning rendition earned her a Golden Buzzer from Amanda Holden.

The second Golden Buzzer act was comedian Axel Blake; his hilarious routine impressed the judges and earned him a Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell.

With Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer act, Jon Courtenay, winning in 2020, will a Golden Buzzer act be crowned the winner once more?

Jon Courtenay wins BGT 2020

Ant and Dec's Golden Buzzer act Jon Courtenay won BGT in 2020. (Image credit: ITV)

Is there a trailer?

You bet! This is sure to whet your appetite for what’s to come from BGT 2022…

Victoria Wilson
Victoria Wilson

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for WhatToWatch.com, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!