Forget your real world woes and immerse yourself in classic light weekend entertainment – courtesy of ITV, Saturday nights and Britain's Got Talent 14th series. Our guide explains how to watch this week's BGT auditions and broadcast Britain's Got Talent 2020 for free live from the UK – and almost anywhere else in the world – for free.
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The 14th series of BGT should be released in two parts. The first started on Saturday April 11 and consists of pre-recorded audition episodes. These are broadcast on ITV every Saturday at 8 p.m. until they finish their run. After that, it's live – but because the coronavirus pandemic has stopped production of Britain's Got Talent and many other shows, we don't know when it will happen.
Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden are all back behind the judges' desk this year, while Ant and Dec return to host BGT from auditions to shows.
While the early stages of the competition have all been completed before the coronavirus lockdown and will air as usual, this year's live broadcasts have been postponed by ITV – potentially as far back as winter – due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A promotional clip released before the new series revealed a series of hopes that should appear on the show, including a daredevil motorcyclist, dancing gymnasts and a Donald Trump lookalike in pink tights. We say a lot, but we can't wait!
Last year's winner was Colin Thackery, a 90-year-old singing sensation, who then released his own album and performed on the Royal Variety Show in front of members of the royal family. Not bad!
What potential stars will be picked from darkness to super celebrity this time? Find out by following our guide below to stream Britain's Got Talent 2020 live – wherever you are in the world, we'll show you how to watch BGT for free anywhere.
How to watch BGT live: broadcast Britain's Got Talent 2020 for free in the UK
As in previous years, Britain's Got Talent will be broadcast in the UK on ITV1. This means that you can watch the program live via your TV aerial connection or online using the ITV Hub website. The ITV Hub app is also available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets and will also allow you to watch ITV content on the go, including Britain's Got Talent 2020.
And if you ever miss a few episodes, don't panic because all the previous payments will be available to catch up via the service. Viewers with a recent smart TV should also be able to find a dedicated ITV Hub option in its apps. The service is free to use – however, you will need to VPNOnlineFree with ITV before accessing the program and holding a valid TV license.
Alternatively, there is also the online streaming TV service TVPlayer.com, which has all of the UK's free channels, including ITV in one place. That means you can watch the show for free on TV, computer, tablet and smartphone if you're in the UK – or subscribe to TVPlayer Plus if you want to record it and watch it later.
How to watch Britain's Got Talent live anywhere in the world
For those outside the UK who don't want to miss a second of Britain's Got Talent auditions, your best bet is a VPN. This means that if you haven't gone on a vacation or are temporarily out of the country for the world, don't panic – you can still get your BGT fix, you just need an internet connection. Yes, we know – a trip to Bognor seems exotic at the moment, but one day normality will resume and who knows? You may be one of the hundreds of thousands of Britons currently stranded abroad.
Once you get the right VPN, you can enjoy a secure and fast connection, even on open Wi-Fi networks like hotels, allowing you to connect and watch BGT for free online as you would at home you. Even if you are not very tech savvy, don't worry – getting a VPN is super simple and we have explained how to do it in three easy steps below.
1. Download and install a VPN
The easiest and easiest way to broadcast Britain's Got Talent 2020 for free is to download and install a VPN. We have tested all major VPN services and we consider ExpressVPN to be the absolute best. It is compatible with all your devices, supports most streaming services and ranks among the fastest. You can even install it on devices like Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation. So, for a one-stop shop, you can't go wrong with Express.
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2. Connect to the appropriate server location
Just open the VPN app, hit “ choose location ” and select anywhere in the UK – it's super easy to do.
3. Access ITV Hub or TVPlayer
Visit the ITV website or the TV Hub app or TVPlayer.com and you can now watch every minute of Britain's Got Talent 2020 – no matter where you are.