When does Britain’s Got Talent 2022 return

Having being axed in 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, fans will be thrilled to know popular entertainment show Britain’s Got Talent is back bigger than ever this year, and now bosses have confirmed the start date!

When is Britain’s Got Talent on?

ITV bosses have announced Britain’s Got Talent will return to our screens on Saturday 16th April!

Taking to social media to post a video of hosts Ant and Dec revealing the exciting news, bosses wrote: ‘You’re going to want to hear this… #BGT IS BACK ON SATURDAY THE 16th APRIL! 🥳

‘Join us on @ITV and @WeAreSTV1 where our search for talent begins ⭐️’. (sic) via @MarkMeets

As well as Ant and Dec returning to host the show for series 15, it was confirmed earlier this year that Simon Cowell will be back on the judging panel, after being forced to miss the last series following an electric bike accident which left him needing surgery.

Simon was replaced by former winner, Diversity leader Ashley Banjo, but he’s back for 2022.

The music mogul will sit alongside usual judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.

And it sounds like fans are over the moon for the return of BGT, one wrote: ‘YESSSS THANK YOUUU ❤️❤️❤️❤️’, with another commenting: ‘Yessssssssssssss ❤️ I love it soooo much I’ve missed it a lot’.

A third wrote: ‘YES!!!!! BRING IT ON!! 🔥🔥🔥’.

The 2020 series, which was aired in two parts due to the pandemic, saw comedic pianist Jon Courtenay win the show, receiving more public votes than sign-language choir Sign Along With Us.

Check out all of the past winners of Britain’s Got Talent below:

Paul Potts

Paul Potts won the very first show in 2007 with his hugely impressive singing abilities.

George Sampson

Break dancer George Sampson won the show in 2008 at the age of just 14-years-old.


Dance group Diversity won the show in 2009, with Ashley Banjo going on to become a TV presenter.


The 2010 series also saw a dance group win in the form of Spellbound, pictured here performing with singer Katherine Jenkins that year.

Jai McDowall

Singer Jai McDowall won the show in 2011.

Ashleigh and Pudsey

Dog performing act Ashleigh and Pudsey were winners of the 2012 series. However, Pudsey sadly passed away in July 2017.


Another dance group won over the public in 2013, as Attraction used shadows and puppets to create beautiful spectacles – pictured here with actor Terry Crews.


Singing group Collabro wowed viewers in 2014 with their performances of musical theatre songs.

Jules and Matisse

Britain’s Got Talent saw its second dog act winner in 2015 with Jules and Matisse.

Richard Jones

Magician Richard Jones won the hearts of the nation in 2016.

Tokio Myers

Pianist and music producer Tokio Myers won the show in 2017, pictured here with BGT judge Amanda Holden.

Lost Voice Guy

Lost Voice Guy, real name Lee Ridley, won in 2018.

Colin Thackery

Colin Thackery won Britain’s Got Talent 2019 with a heartwarming performance of ‘Love Changes Everything’.

Jon Courtenay

Comedy singer Jon Courtenay was crowned the winner of the 2020 series! Jon was a favourite from his very first audition, picking up Ant and Dec’s Golden Buzzer!

After the show was postponed last year, it sounds like the 2022 series is going to be bigger and better than ever.

The brand new series of Britain’s Got Talent will arrive one week after the final episode of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, which will air at 7pm on Saturday 9th April.

Britain’s Got Talent begins on Saturday 16th April.

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