BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT ANNOUNCE 'THE ULTIMATE MAGICIAN' SPECIAL
The one-off special is set to air on ITV later this year.
ITV have commissioned a special one-off edition of Britain's Got Talent which will focus on magic acts. The Ultimate Magician special will be developed by Simon Cowell, produced by Thames and air on ITV later this year.
The special programme will see ten magic acts from previous series of Britain's Got Talent and global Got Talent series battle it out to be crowned the ultimate magician and win £50,000.
Hosted by Ant & Dec, the special will film on Tuesday 11th October at Birmingham's International Convention Centre. Audience tickets are available via Applause Store.
No judges for the show have been revealed.
A source told The Sun: "BGT might not have been on air for fifteen-odd years, but Simon thinks there's still so much life in the format. If you look at the ratings, viewers still love the madcap mix of talents...
"He sees honing in on a specific theme as a really nice way forward and what better way to start than with magic. Over the years the Got Talents all over the world have unearthed some amazing magic acts...
"Of course, if the magical contest is successful when it airs, it paves the way for a raft of themed specials." Britain's Got Talent: The Magicians is to film in Birmingham with a live studio audience this Autumn.
The magician line-up has not been confirmed by ITV, however The Sun speculate that BGT semi-finalist Marc Spelmann and former winner Richard Jones are to return for the special.
Meanwhile, ITV have confirmed that the 'normal' series of Britain's Got Talent will return in 2023. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams are all set to return to the judging panel.
More details will be revealed in due course.