Britain's Got Talent 2020: How to stream the new season online from anywhere

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Get ready for a new batch of showbiz hopefuls and some heart-warming family entertainment - Britain's Got Talent is back for its 14th season. Geordie duo Ant and Dec return to host the TV talent show's auditions, while Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden are all back behind the judges' desk.

This year's competition looks set to be one with a difference - the early audition stages were all filmed before Coronavirus restrictions came into force in the UK and are set to air as planned, however ITV have been forced to postpone this year's live shows, which means the conclusion for this year's show could be pegged back until the winter.

Early previews have teased a Royal Marine who has an explosive special skill, an incredible stunt unicyclist and a Donald Trump lookalike in pink tights among the contestants hoping to get their big break on the show. This year's hopefuls will be hoping to emulate last year's winner - 90-year-old singer Colin Thackery who has gone on to perform at The Royal Variety Show in front of members of the Royal Family and won a recording contract after being crowned the 2019 winner.

Read our guide below on how to stream Britain's Got Talent 2020 online – no matter where in the world you are.

Britain's Got Talent 2020 Where and when?

The new series will air in two parts, the first beginning on Saturday April 11 at 8pm BST which will be made up of the pre-recorded audition episodes.

The second half containing the live rounds has been delayed due to restrictions surrounding the social distancing and stay at home orders around the country with no date for when it will air currently confirmed.

How to stream Britain's Got Talent for free around the world

If you find yourself outside of the UK during the lockdown that don't want to miss a second of the new series of BGT, your best bet is to follow our three-step guide below.

  1. Download and install a VPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK
  3. Simply open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select anywhere in the UK - it's super easy to do.
  4. Fire up TVPlayer
  5. Head to or download the TV Player app for Android or iOS and you'll be able to watch every minute of Britain's Got Talent 2020 - no matter where you are.

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Watch Britain's Got Talent 2020 for free in the UK

BGT will shown in the UK as ever on ITV1. UK viewers will be able to watch the show live via their TV aerial connection or online using the ITV Hub website. There's also the ITV Hub app for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets which will let you watch the show on the go, while you'll also be able to access the service via a dedicated app on certain Smart TVs and set-top boxes. Don't fret if you've missed a few episodes, as all previous installments will be available on catch up via the service. ITV Hub is free to use, however you will need to register with ITV before being able to access the show.

As an alternative, streaming TV service has all of the UK's freeview channels in one place, including ITV and is available for free in the UK via computer, tablet and smartphone. If you subscribe to its paid platform TVPlayer Plus you can also record the show and watch later.

Kevin Lynch