ANT and Dec have revealed how they broke down in tears after a Britain’s Got Talent contestant was surprised by his daughters with an audition to be on the show.
The Geordie duo are once again back hosting BGT and have been chatting about how the new series is a “tearjerker”.
Ant and Dec have revealed the new series of BGT is a ‘tear-jerker’Credit: Rex Features
Ant, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Dec will all be back on TVCredit: ITV
The series returns to ITV this weekend, and Ant and Dec have been spilling the beans on what viewers can expect.
This included one performance that left them in tears.
Ant said: “There were a few. We surprised somebody in the audience.
“He was surprised by his daughters and was asked to come on stage and perform that day.
“He thought he had just come to watch the show! He went away for an hour or two, rehearsed, and then at the end of that session came back and performed the song.
“That was very emotional.”
Dec: “That was a tearjerker! That’s what’s amazing about BGT is that you never quite know the next act if it’s going to have you in tears, in hysterics, floods of rage because it’s not as good as you’d hoped.
“You just never know what emotions you’re going to feel for the next act. That’s what’s so magic about it.”
Meanwhile the boys also revealed how they felt “a bit empty” without their yearly Britain’s Got Talent stint after the series was axed last year amid the pandemic.
The presenting duo admitted they are thrilled to be back hosting the show after a year off – their first time with a live audience since Covid struck.
Dec said: “The time off was bizarre, because it has been an annual event.
“We would come back from the New Year and the first thing we’d do was BGT auditions. Just to not have that in the diary felt a bit empty and a bit weird.”
But both say the break has worked wonders for the standard of acts.
Ant said: “Acts had two years to really work on their performance, so the talent was really strong.”
And Dec added: “We had a lot of acts who have gone, ‘Oh gosh, I’ve never had the courage to, but since everything that’s happened over the last years, I’ve just thought, sod it. I’m going to go for it, grab my opportunity’.”
Head judge Simon Cowell also detailed what a “difficult decision” to call of the series last year, but he had become “nervous” about making the show as a new variant began to sweep the country and called the series off just weeks before auditions were due to begin.
He said: “As much as I didn’t want to not make the show last year, we just couldn’t at that point, it would have been literally impossible.”
- Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV this Saturday April 16 at 8pm.
Ant and Dec are delighted to be back hosting the showCredit: ITV