Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again as the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous take to the Britain’s Got Talent stage in the hope of impressing Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams.
The hit ITV show returns for its 13th series on Saturday night, and after seeing the episode, here’s the 13 acts that we think you won’t want to miss – although maybe not necessarily all for the same reasons.
The drag Queen
Things kick off in typically ridiculous fashion with the arrival of “HRH” – although she’s looking a little different to how you might be used to seeing her, and a lot ruder too. Alesha feels the barbed end of Her Majesty’s tongue, as this comedy Queen reads the judges to filth.
Every year, there is an act that completely surprises everyone, and 13 years on, you think we’d be expecting it by now. But after a VT full of larks, 18-year-old Faith shocks the judges when she unleashes a hidden talent, and you can literally see the pound signs rolling in Simon Cowell’s eyes. Nice fan, too.
There’s been a fair share of magicians on BGT over the years, but none as creepy as this one. This one woman show has Amanda screaming in terror after she conducts a seriously spooky trick on her that sees them travel to a haunted part of the London Palladium. Worth watching if not just for Mandy’s camp shrieking.
Flakefleet Primary School
If you loved the Sainsbury’s Christmas advert that featured the flying plug and the adorable Christmas star, chances are you’re probably going to feel just as gooey watching this cute bunch of primary school singers. We don’t want to spoil it too much, but maybe put some Kleenex within easy reach.
The judges are left aghast as the show plays host to the most dangerous audition in its 13-year history. Simon can hardly watch as the balancing act perform a hair-rising routine, and there’s a moment were it all looks like it could go horribly, horribly wrong. Let’s just say the brothers give a whole new meaning to balancing on a knife’s edge.
Britain’s Got Talent airs on Saturday at 7.15pm on ITV.