Simon is back! Added 03 Jan
This Spring, the hit show is back on ITV1 for its sixth series and brings with it the return of Simon Cowell alongside a glittering line-up of star Judges.
Simon said: “I miss Britain, I miss the British public and I miss judging them. I want to find the next generation of talent in 2012.”
Joining Simon on the panel will be actor and comedian David Walliams, singer, songwriter and dancer Alesha Dixon, and returning Judge Amanda Holden.
Of his new role, funnyman Walliams joked: “I am so thrilled to be the new Cheryl Cole.”
And alongside its new look panel of Judges the stakes are higher than ever as the prize for the winner is a whopping £500,000 – and £250,000 of that is from Simon’s own pocket! The winner will also perform at 2012’s Royal Variety Performance.
If Simon has his way, 2012 will be the year of… guitar playing dogs?!
“I’ve always dreamt of finding a dog who can play guitar. And we’ve failed. So I want talented dogs. I really want one who can dance or play an instrument.”
Simon added: “I love originality, I love great singers, I love great comedians. I love things I’ve never seen before. I’d love to find a great magician, I’d like to find the next ‘N Sync or the next Backstreet Boys or Justin Bieber.”
Will we find a musically talented pet or will we discover some other breed of superstar?
If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress Simon, David, Alesha and Amanda – and you want to be in with a chance of winning that £500,000 prize – stay tuned to the site for the details of how you could make it to the Britain’s Got Talent stage…