IF you’re missing BGT already, fear not, Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will be on your TV set VERY soon.

The show is set to kick off in just a matter of weeks. But what else is there to know about the show and who’s going to be taking part? Here’s the lowdown.

When will Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions be on TV?

ITV have confirmed the BGT spin-off will start on Saturday, August 31.

The series will run for six weeks – with this in mind the show is likely to end on October 5, 2019.

We know that the final was taped at Wembley Arena at the end of July.

Embarrassingly enough, the act who won the contest showed off their trophy outside the arena – we won’t spoil it for you, but if you do care to know who’s won the show, a simple Twitter search will bring up the answer in no time.

 Britain's Got Talent: The Champions will be on TV on August 28
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will be on TV on August 28

How does Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions work?

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions consists of former contestants from winners to Golden Buzzer acts and fan favourites.

This is the first time Britain has hosted a Champions edition of the show.

It is pre-recorded, filmed before the usual judges – David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and, of course, Simon Cowell – and a live studio audience.

So it’s the judges and audience alone who decide the winner – no home voting!

America’s Got Talent: The Champions has already aired in the US across seven episodes.

The competition resulted in magician Shin Lim, winner of the thirteenth season of AGT, triumphing.

 Paul Potts was the first ever winner of Britain's Got Talent

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Paul Potts was the first ever winner of Britain’s Got TalentCredit: ITV

Who’s in the Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions line-up?

You can expect all your old favourites from BGT past to battle it out to take the ultimate crown.

Here’s who we know is taking part:

  • Paul Potts – Of course Paul will take part. The opera singer was the first ever winner of BGT back in 2007.
  • Ashleigh ButlerAshleigh is competing with new dog Sully after the shock death of her beloved Pudsey two years ago.
  • Stavros Flately – The ever-so-entertaining father and son duo Stavros Flatley will be back on the BGT stage. They will be bringing their hilarious take on Michael Flately’s Lord of the Dance.
  • George Sampson – Street dancer George found fame and success after winning Britain’s Got Talent in 2008.
  • Ben Hart – Magician Ben competed in the 2019 BGT and made it to the final – missing out to Colin Thackery.
  • Jai McDowall – Scottish singer Jai, scooped the BGT crown back in 2011.
  • Connie TalbotConnie may only be 18 but she is a BGT veteran after coming second to Paul Potts in the first ever series of the show.
 George Sampson will be back after winning the second ever series - seen here in 2008

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George Sampson will be back after winning the second ever series – seen here in 2008
  • Lost Voice Guy – 2018’s winner Lost Guy Voice will be back with his hilarious act. He also recently wowed audiences on America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
  • Twist and Pulse – The dancing duo came second in 2012, losing out to Spelbound.
  • Merseygirls  – Dancing troup Merseygirls will return to the BGT stage after making it to the finals in 2017.
  • Colin Thackery – Reigning champion Colin will be belting out a song once again, just three months since winning the show.

Susan Boyle was initially said to have been in talks to join but things fell through when the singer’s schedule clashed with the BGT filming dates.

Diversity were also approached for a position on the show but declined because they were also too busy to compete.

You can find out more about the line-up here.

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