Britain's Got Talent back

The new series of Britain's Got Talent kicked off tonight with a new judging panel. Simon Cowell made his return to Saturday night TV, and was joined by Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.

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Twitter suffers meltdown as battle of TV talent shows gets underway

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Twitter crashes as the Saturday night TV talent show battle gets underway Credit: Twitter/ITV News

As the battle for Saturday night supremacy kicks off with the BBC's The Voice takes on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, Twitter felt the strain as people all over the UK logged on to tweet about the shows.

#TheVoiceUK and Reggie Yates have been trending worldwide while the BBC's show is on air.

Battle of Saturday night TV

Britain's Got Talent and The Voice go head-to-head this evening. The judges have been sparing on twitter for weeks.

The BBC reportedly spent £22 million on the new show, in an effort to bring back the viewers normally tuned in to ITV's hit shows The X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

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What a Saturday night! #TVBurp is on @itv1 now, #BGT at 8pm, @itvtakemeout at 9.20pm, @wossy at 10.20pm... have we forgotten anyone?

Judges get set for Britain's Got Talent

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Can't wait for you all to see the new series of BGT tmra 8pm ITV! HILARIOUS. Any questions you have,tweet me and i will be online to answer!

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Did Jonathan Ross show last night with @davidwalliams - he's out of control. Just wait till BGT starts David, I'll get my own back!

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Ant and Dec's Queen-themed flashmob

As anticipation mounts for the new series of Britain's Got Talent it's been revealed that hosts Ant and Dec have been out rousing the fans.

As the exclusive preview you can see here shows they whipped up the fans with a Queen-themed flashmob in London.

With go-go dancers, ballerinas, beauty queens and dancers it was quite the street carnival.

The new series of Britain's Got Talent is on Saturday night on ITV1 at 8pm.

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