Britain's Got Talent's ITV 'replacement' confirmed as show postponed

ITV's Britain's Got Talent
ITV's Britain's Got Talent -Credit:ITV

Britain's Got Talent won't air on Saturday night this week, with the show replaced by a blockbuster movie in order to avoid a ratings clash with the Eurovision Song Contest.

Since it launched back in 2007, BGTT has been a consistent ratings winner for ITV, with it surviving the cull as other talent shows have come and gone. It returned for a new series last month and on Saturday night, what should be the last Golden Buzzer of this series was awarded, with Bruno Tonioli hitting it for singer Taryn Charles, after being blown away by her version of You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman.

Viewers are used to Britain's Got Talent airing in a primetime Saturday night slot but that won't be the case this coming weekend as, like they've done before, ITV have pushed the programme back to avoid a ratings with the BBC, who will be showing Eurovision from 8pm right through until midnight. When BGT and Eurovision have gone head to head in the past, the annual music event has always come out on top, with it always pulling in a large audience.

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Wirth this week's episode of BGT postponed until Sunday, that leaves a vacant space in ITV's Saturday night schedule and it will be filled by Bond film Casino Royale, with The 1% Club also notably absent from listings. In a big night for the BBC, it will also air the first two episodes of Doctor Who's new series as Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa stars in his first full run in the lead role.

Britain's Got Talent will now be screened on Sunday, April 12 at 7.40pm, after Deal or No Deal.