ITV have released the first official trailer for the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent.
The reality TV show, which features Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams as its judging panel, will launch on ITV1 on Saturday 24th March at 8pm – a hour after the BBC launch their new reality TV show The Voice.
Ant & Dec will be back to host the main show on ITV1, while Stephen Mulhern will present the spin-off show Britain’s Got More Talent on ITV2.
The winner of Britain’s Got Talent will perform at the Royal Variety Performance 2012 and will pocket an increased cash prize of £500,000 up from last year’s £100,000.
Speaking about his return to the show, Simon Cowell said: “I miss Britain and I miss the British public and I miss judging them. I want to find the next generation of talent in 2012. Different and new acts, younger and better talent.
“You want someone who can be a star all over the world and by coming back in 2012, it’s the year of the Olympics, it’s a big year for Britain, we are going to be in the world’s spotlight and I want this show to be back in the world spotlight.
“This year I really felt that I’ve got to put my money where my mouth is, so I’m personally putting up £250,000, so that’s £500,000 cash to the winner, so that’s a big incentive.”
Britain’s Got Talent – ITV1 and ITV1 HD – Saturday 24th March 2012 at 8pm