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Series 13 of Britain's Got Talent was aired in 2019, with the first episode being shown on Saturday 6th April. Ant & Dec returned as presenters, the first time Ant had appeared on TV since he was charged with drink-driving in 2018. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams returned on the Judging panel, with Stephen Mulhern returning to host the after-show Britain's Got More Talent.

The show was won by retired singer and Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery. The show saw three notable events this series. The events in order occurred as follows, Brotherhood had to drop out of the semi finals and became the first act to ever have to do so, due to health and safety concerns concerning their act with Libby and Charlie being drafted in as their last minute replacement. The revelation of Ant & Decs 2018 golden buzzer Marc Spelmann returning under anonymity as mysterious hooded and masked figure X, as discovered when he unmasked himself in his live final performance. The third and final event of notability was the fact that Colin Thackery had become the shows oldest winner in its history winning at 89 years of age, surpassing Lost Voice Guy's newly set record. This was the first ever series of the show to contain eight weeks of auditions in total, with the eighth week remaining in Series 14.

Other controversial events that are given honourable mentions include Holden's F bomb during the duration of The Haunting and it's spooky nature. The controversy of Chapter 13's west end fame, and Holden giving them her Golden Buzzer. The misleading to some BGMT Golden Buzzer moment of David J Watson and Stephen Mulhern, and Jimmy Tamley feeling that after Simons walk-off during his semi-finals act that the show had 'thrown him under the bus'.

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* Series 1 of Britain's Got Talent: The Champions aired between Series 13 and 14.

Judging Panel

David Walliams Alesha Dixon Amanda Holden Simon Cowell
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Main Article: Series 13 Auditions

The auditions for Series 13 were filmed between January and February 2019 in Manchester and London. Eight episodes of auditions were aired between the 6th April and the 25th May. 

Semi Finals

40 acts from the auditions were chosen to perform in the Semi-Finals, the acts being revealed at the end of the second round on the 25th May.

Danger act Brotherhood were initially due to perform in the fifth semi-final, however they were forced to withdraw due to safety issues. They were replaced by dance act Libby and Charlie near enough at the last minute as a whole.

Semi-Final 1

The acts were:

Dave & Finn and Flakefleet Primary advanced through to the Final.

Semi-Final 2

The acts were:

4MG and Siobhan Phillips advanced through to the Final.

Semi-Final 3

The acts were:

Colin Thackery and Kojo Anim advanced through to the Final.

Semi-Final 4

The acts were:

Ben Hart and Mark McMullan advanced through to the Final.

Semi-Final 5

The acts were:

X and Jonathan Goodwin advanced through to the Final. However, Libby & Charlie were later chosen to advance through to the Final as a Wildcard

Semi-Final Stats

Top 5 Acts by voting percentage:

Worst 5 Acts by voting percentage:


The acts were:

These are the results of the Final: