Britain's Got Talent pulled from schedules in ITV shake-up to avoid Eurovision clash

Britain's Got Talent has been unexpectedly yanked from the telly schedules in a surprising ITV shake-up.

The popular Saturday night entertainment show will be replaced by a film on ITV1. The talent contest, fronted by Ant and Dec and judged by Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Bruno Tonioli and Amanda Holden, has been dropped from the line-up next Saturday, May 11.

Instead, ITV1 will be airing the James Bond flick Casino Royale. In a scheduling twist, BGT will now be broadcast at 7.40pm on Sunday, May 12 on ITV1.


ITV hasn't spilled the beans on why it's tweaked the usual air time for BGT, but it's worth noting that the Eurovision Song Contest is being shown on BBC One from 8pm on that Saturday. Britain's Got Talent will still go ahead as planned tonight (May 5) at 7.30pm before being bumped to Sunday the following week.

Even though we're only a few episodes into the series, many judges, including Simon, have already slammed their golden buzzer to catapult acts straight through to the live semi-finals. The long-running judge was so bowled over by a dance performance that the famously hard-to-please judge found himself smashing the golden buzzer.

Cyberagent Legit, a dance group from Japan who have been dancing together since they were four years old, dazzled in their red and silver outfits. They revealed their reason for participating in the show: "We love Simon! That is why we are here... this is the biggest audition for us. Our dream is to perform around the world, if we won it would be amazing."

Following their impressive routine which saw them dancing in perfect synchronisation to thunderous applause from the audience, they received a standing ovation from both the audience and all four judges. Amanda Holden described the performance as "unbelievable" while Simon Cowell praised: "Amazing! That was fantastic, that was my favourite act of the day actually. Really, really, really good."