Britain's Got Talent 2019: Here's what we know

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Britain's Got Talent 2019 has arrived, complete with its highly anticipated Ant and Dec reunion.

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Here's everything we know so far about series 13 of the much-loved talent competition...

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Britain's Got Talent 2019 start date: When is it on?

Britain's Got Talent returned to ITV on Saturday, April 6.

It will now air on Saturday nights, with spin-off Britain's Got More Talent airing on ITV2 afterwards.

Britain's Got Talent 2019 presenters: Will Ant and Dec host?

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The pair reunited in January to start presenting the live auditions, and viewers have been happy to see them back on their screens.

There was previously a question mark over Ant's involvement. It was announced last year that he would be taking a break "from all television presenting roles until 2019" for health reasons.

But the 43-year-old Geordie presenter made his return to the BGT stage in January, and it was an emotional moment.

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Introducing his long-time collaborator, Dec told the packed-out venue's crowd: "We've got the judges back, the golden buzzer is back, and someone else is back. My co-host for the series, would you please welcome... Mr Ant McPartlin."

Stepping into view, Ant said: "Hello everyone. Oh god, I'm really really emotional now. I've missed you all. As for you [pointing at Dec], I've missed you. Thank you very much, what a warm welcome.

"What a great show to come back to, I'm thrilled, I'm over the moon. Shall we move on before I cry?"

Britain's Got Talent judges: Who are in the hot seats?

Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and David Walliams are all back.

Britain's Got Talent 2019 Golden Buzzer: What's the latest?

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The very first episode saw an emotional David Walliams dish out the first Golden Buzzer of the series.

He was was so impressed by one school choir's performance that he couldn't help but go for it. "That was so moving," he declared to his fellow judges, before Alesha told the kids that their performance was "absolute chaos and absolute joy".

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It didn't take long for Simon Cowell to follow, with episode two seeing him press the Golden Buzzer for comedian Kojo Anim.

And it wasn't just the judges that were impressed, with the audience giving him a standing ovation too.

Britain's Got Talent 2019: When do the live shows start?

These usually kick off in May, but no official announcements have been made just yet.

Britain's Got Talent 2019: What about the app?

There is usually an app to accompany the show, which lets viewers share their thoughts on all of the acts.

It also includes behind-the-scenes gossip and video clips. You can download it from iTunes and the Google Play Store.

Britain's Got Talent winner: Who won last time?

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Lost Voice Guy was crowned the winner of Britain's Got Talent 2018making him the first comedian EVER to win the show.

As a result, he bagged the £250,000 cash prize and a slot at the Royal Variety Performance.

Britain's Got Talent will return in 2019.

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