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.
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.”
Got Talent has seen a spectacular array of talent from the across the world, the range of acts include Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent, who has gone on to sell over 20 million records worldwide; singer Jackie Evancho from America’s Got Talent; nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen for Holland’s Got Talent, who’s winning performance of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ and received more than 50% of the television viewers’ votes; SIMA, a Syrian dancing troupe for Arabs Got Talent; circus artist, Simon Heullefor Got Talent France; Tetiana Galitsyna, an artist who used painting with sand to tell a story for Poland’s Got Talent; the dazzling dancers, Carolina and Felipe Llanos Almonacid for Got Talent Chile; and joint winners Alexander Magali an acrobatic sword swallower and Nikita Izmailov, a contact juggler, crystal ball dancer and illusionist for Russia’s Got Talent. Britain’s Got Talent’s first winner, singing sensation Paul Potts, initial audition has had over 121 million views on YouTube and his story was made into a major motion picture, One Chance, by Syco Entertainment and The Weinstein Company, starring James Corden as Potts.
Britain’s Got Talent, the UK’s number one entertainment show of the last decade, has notched up eight hit seasons, while America’s Got Talent, the longest running local version of the format, is in its ninth season, with the last series attracting peak audiences of more than 11 million viewers, the series has maintained the position of the #1 summer reality show in the US for eight years.
Britain’s Got Talent returns to our screens this Saturday 7.15pm ITV
Source: ITV News