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Nine brings Britain’s Got Talent to primetime | @Channel9

ProgrammingKevin Perry

Well this is a bit of a surprise, despite the recent lacklustre ratings for the Australian version of Got Talent, the Nine Network has opted to back the format by screening Britain’s Got Talent in primetime.

The tenth series of the show will air in Australia after The Voice, starting Tuesday, May 17, at 8.30pm on Channel Nine.

Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will take their places on the judging panel to critique the new batch of acts who will take the stage to entertain, inspire and catch the hearts of viewers around the world.

Episode One of Britain’s Got Talent sees the judges left completely bewildered by the voice of 12 year-old Beau, along with a terrifying sword swallow illusion that defies life and death, leaving them at the edge of their seats.

Stephen Mulhern returns to host, while comedy duo Ant & Dec will be on hand to mentor the talent through their performance of a lifetime and guide the audience through these phenomenal acts.

The Got Talent format, co-owned by FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment globally, holds the Guinness World Records title for the highest number of adaptations, making it officially the world’s most successful reality TV program. Since 2006 it has expanded to 183 countries with more than 500 million viewers.