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Friday 20th September 2019

ITV reveals the acts to appear in the first episode of Britain's Got Talent: The Champions

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For weeks now speculation has run wild at who will be in the highly-anticipated series of Britain's Got Talent: The Champions.

Now, with the series set to kick off tomorrow (August 30), ITV has finally revealed who will be taking part in the opening episode.

And some BGT superstars are first out of the traps.

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The Mirror reports that Paul Potts - winner of the very first series in 2007 - will take part in tomorrow's opening show.

Also appearing is 2012 winner Ashleigh Butler, albeit with new dog Sully after original canine companion Pudsey sadly died in 2017.

Other stars appearing tomorrow night include 2007 finalists Connie Talbot (who was only six-years-old when she appeared 12 years ago), and acts from the Ukraine, America, Australia and Asia.

Paul is set to appear tomorrow (Credit: Syco/Thames/ITV)

This special series will run for six weeks, and feature judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.

Ant and Dec are back together to host.

Only two contestants can go through each week to the final: one is decided by the audience, and the other is chosen through a Golden Buzzer, pressed by either one of the judges or hosts Ant and Dec.

Simon revealed all (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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One person who won't be appearing in this series is Susan Boyle.

Simon Cowell has revealed the real reason why singer Susan is a no-show.

During a conversation aired on Lorraine, the music mogul, 59, admitted the I Dreamed A Dream hitmaker would be missing the programme because she did the American version.

While he had no idea who would be featuring on the show initially, Simon said he knew from the get-go that SuBo, 58, would not make an appearance.

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