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Britain's Got Talent: Judges reveal their favourite acts

Britain's Got Talent judges shared some of their favourite moments from tonight's competition.

Britain's got Talent has returned to ITV for its eighth series tonight with acts ranging from a roller-skating Wonder Woman to a man sped-eating a raw onion.

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Britain's Got Talent sets world reality show record

Britain's Got Talent has set a record after becoming the most popular reality show in the world. The talent show has set a Guinness World Record with 59 different versions being made in 58 different territories - including two in Belgium.

Simon Cowell hails Britain's Got Talent success. Credit: PA

Among the most recent countries to make their own version are Kazakhstan, Brazil, Moldova and Iceland.

The show's creator and judge Simon Cowell said: "I am very proud that Got Talent is a home-grown British show. We owe its success to a group of very talented producers all over the world who have made this happen. And, of course, amazing talent."

Guinness World Records president Alistair Richards said: "We are delighted to confirm that Got Talent has broken the previous world record and is now the official Guinness World Record holder for the most successful reality television format, a landmark moment in television record-breaking history."

Simon Cowell jets to New York to join pregnant partner

Music mogul Simon Cowell is flying back to New York to be with his pregnant partner, Lauren Silverman, after she was admitted to hospital.

Simon Cowell has flown to New York to be with his pregnant partner Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Cowell was in London judging auditions for Britain's Got Talent, and was told the news about his partner overnight.

Cowell has described the prospect of fatherhood as "surreal", and previously said he did not plan to witness the birth of his baby.

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ITV agrees new three-year-deal for BGT and X Factor

ITV have agreed a new three-year-deal to broadcast The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

The agreement extends ITV's long-running relationship with Simon Cowell until the end of 2016.

Simon Cowell said he was "thrilled" with news of the deal. Credit: PA Wire

Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV next Spring for an eighth series, with the eleventh series of The X Factor following in the Autumn.

Cowell said he was "thrilled" with the news, and that there were "exciting new plans" to take the popular shows to the next level.

Corden 'not offended' his singing is dubbed in new film

James Corden said he "wasn't offended" that his singing is dubbed in his latest movie One Chance.

James Corden on his new film One Chance, the Paul Potts story. Credit: ITV News London

Corden, who plays mobile phone salesman turned Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, said he even took singing lessons in a bid to get his voice in the film - but the director had other ideas.

BGT's Alesha Dixon thrilled with baby

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has described her newborn baby as "the best present in the world".

Dixon has called her baby girl Azura. Credit: PA

To mark her own 35th birthday, the former Strictly Come Dancing judge tweeted that she is "elated and over-the-moon" after becoming a mum.

Dixon tweeted: "It seems quick because I was hiding it for so long!!! I was in my six month of pregnancy at the Britain's Got Talent final! :) xxx"

Walliams to provide voice of Pudsey the dog in new film

David Walliams is to provide the voice of Pudsey the dog in a forthcoming film about the Britain's Got Talent winner.

"I am thrilled to be providing the voice of Pudsey. I have been coming up with different voices for him ever since that first audition," said Walliams.

David Walliams is to provide the voice for the Britain's Got Talent winner. Credit: Press Association

Walliams is no stranger to voicework, having appeared in The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian and new animated movie Justin And The Knights Of Valour.

Pudsey: The Movie, which is being co-produced by Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment, is being directed by Nick Moore, who was behind Horrid Henry: The Movie and it will also star Jessica Hynes, John Sessions and Luke Tittensor.

Ashleigh and Pudsey promote 'Pudsey: The Movie' at the Majestic Beach, part of the 66th Cannes International Film festival. Credit: Alban Wyters/ABACA/Press Association Images

Producers said the film features Pudsey as a stray who is taken in by a family and goes on to save a sleepy village from an evil plan.

A six-week shoot began at the weekend and the film is due for release in May.

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