New Britain’s Got Talent Spin-Off to Debut on ITVX


BGT Reacts, a new spin-off of ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent, is slated to premiere exclusively on ITVX on April 20.

The new series’ 15-minute episodes will provide highlights of the new Britain’s Got Talent season through the eyes of some of the U.K.’s biggest content creators, who will share their thoughts and opinions on the acts auditioning on the big stage. Episodes will drop each week right after the transmission of the main show on ITV1.

BGT Reacts is a celebration of the reaction style of video that has found success across social media. In addition to the content creators, notable acts from former Britain’s Got Talent seasons and a few surprise celebrities will make appearances.

The 17th season of Britain’s Got Talent, judged by Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli, is set to premiere on April 20 on ITV1. The ultimate winner, decided by the British public, will win a £250,000 ($314,000) cash prize and a spot on the bill on the Royal Variety Performance.

BGT Reacts is being produced by Thames, a Fremantle label, which is also behind Britain’s Got Talent.

“We are thrilled to be able to expand on the Got Talent brand with a fantastic new show to accompany the new series of Britain’s Got Talent,” said Charlie Irwin, managing director of Thames. “Collaborating with both content creators and celebrities, we know that BGT Reacts will deliver some truly fun and unique moments for the ITVX viewers.”

Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, added, “As well as being one of the favorite parts of the series for traditional linear viewers, we know that the auditions generate a huge social footprint online each series. We can’t wait to amplify this viewer engagement through the brand-new ITVX series BGT Reacts, working with some of the U.K.’s most successful influencers and content creators, all big fans of Britain’s Got Talent.”