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Got Talent
Got Talent
is a British talent show television format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCOtv
SYCOtv
company. A pilot was made in the United Kingdom in 2005, hosted by Paul O'Grady, but after O'Grady's split with ITV, the series was postponed, resulting in NBC's America's Got Talent – the first full series of the format. It has spawned spin-offs in over 58 countries (as of April 2014), in what is now referred to as the 'Got Talent' format,[1] similar to that described by FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
of the Idol and The X Factor
The X Factor
formats. Unlike those shows, Got Talent
Got Talent
showcases several artistic disciplines in addition to singing
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Reality Television
Reality television
Reality television
is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate. It differs from documentary television in that the focus tends to be on drama, personal conflict, and entertainment rather than educating viewers. An early term for the format was docu-soap.[1] The genre has various standard tropes, including "confessionals" (also called talking heads or interview segments) used by cast members to express their thoughts, which often double as the shows' narration
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BAFTA
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom
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Amanda Holden
Amanda Louise Holden[2] (born first quarter 1971)[2] is an English television presenter, actress and singer, best known as a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent
since the show began in 2007. Holden played the role of Sarah Trevanion in Wild at Heart (2006–2008) and the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. More recently she has presented various television shows for ITV including Superstar (2012), This Morning (2014–2015, 2017) and Give a Pet a Home
Give a Pet a Home
(2015).Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Television 2.2 Theatre 2.3 Film 2.4 Other work3 Personal life3.1 Charity4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Although born in Portsmouth, Holden spent much of her childhood in Bishop's Waltham
Bishop's Waltham
and aged 9 she joined Bishop’s Waltham Little Theatre Company
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Ant & Dec
Anthony McPartlin, OBE
OBE
(born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly, OBE
OBE
(born 25 September 1975), known collectively as Ant & Dec, are an English comedy TV presenting, television producing, acting and former music duo from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The duo met as actors on the children's television show Byker Grove, during which and in their subsequent pop career they were respectively known as PJ & Duncan – the names of the characters they played on the show. They have had a successful career as television presenters, presenting shows such as SMTV Live, CD:UK, Friends Like These, Pop Idol, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, PokerFace, Push the Button, Britain's Got Talent, Red or Black?, and Text Santa. In 2006, they returned to acting with the film Alien Autopsy
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Piers Morgan Live
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan
Live (formerly known as Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan
Tonight) is a talk show that was hosted by
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CNN
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting
System, a division of Time Warner.[1] CNN
CNN
was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner
Ted Turner
as a 24-hour cable news channel.[2] Upon its launch, CNN
CNN
was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage,[3] and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.[4] While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN
CNN
primarily broadcasts from the Time Warner
Time Warner
Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and Los Angeles. Its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta
Atlanta
is only used for weekend programming. CNN
CNN
is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S
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The X Factor (U.S.)
The X Factor
The X Factor
is an American reality television music competition show created by Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
and produced by FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia
North America and SYCOtv, a partnership between Cowell and Sony
Sony
Music Entertainment, which aired on Fox from 2011 to 2013.[2] Based on the original UK show, and an addition to The X Factor
The X Factor
franchise, the series found new singing talent (solo artists and groups ages 12 and over), drawn from public auditions, and they competed against each other for votes. The winner was determined by the show's viewers via telephone, the Internet, and SMS text voting, and was awarded a recording contract with Cowell's record label Syco Music, worth $5 million in seasons one and two, and $1 million in season three
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Michael McIntyre
Michael Hazen James McIntyre (born 21 February 1976) is an English comedian, actor, and TV presenter. In 2012, he was reported to be the highest-grossing comedian in the world.[3] In addition to stand-up, McIntyre has hosted his own BBC One
BBC One
comedy programme Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, has featured in three episodes of Live at the Apollo and, in 2011, was a judge on Britain's Got Talent
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David Walliams
David Williams, OBE (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, talent-show judge, author, presenter, and activist, known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One
BBC One
sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show: Britain's Got Talent. He wrote and starred in two series of the BBC One sitcom: Big School, playing the role of chemistry teacher Keith Church. In 2015, he starred as Tommy Beresford
Tommy Beresford
in the BBC
BBC
series: Partners in Crime based on the Tommy and Tuppence
Tommy and Tuppence
novels by Agatha Christie. Walliams is also a writer of children's books
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Alesha Dixon
Alesha Anjanette Dixon (born 7 October 1978)[1] is an English singer, rapper, model, television presenter and talent show judge. She found fame in the all-female R&B/garage trio Mis-Teeq. The trio disbanded in 2005 and Dixon pursued a music career as a solo artist, signing to Polydor
Polydor
Records. She began recording her debut solo album, Fired Up, in 2006, but due to poor record sales of her first two singles, "Lipstick" and "Knockdown", she was dropped from Polydor.[2] In 2007, Dixon won Strictly Come Dancing. Her television exposure led to a successful comeback,[3] which included her signing to Asylum Records, an offshoot of Warner Music Group
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Royal Variety Show
The Royal Variety Performance
Royal Variety Performance
is a televised variety show held annually in the United Kingdom to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity (of which Queen Elizabeth II
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British Royal Family
The British royal family
British royal family
comprises the monarch of the United Kingdom and her close relations. There is no strict legal or formal definition of who is or is not a member of the British royal family
British royal family
and, apart from Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
herself, different lists include different people. Those who at the time are entitled to the style His or Her Royal Highness
Royal Highness
(HRH), and any styled His or Her Majesty (HM), are normally considered members, including those so styled before the beginning of the current monarch's reign
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World Idol
World Idol
World Idol
(Germany: SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East: SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of the television show Pop Idol, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows around the world competing against each other.Contents1 Show background 2 Broadcasters 3 Results 4 Scoreboard4.1 10 points5 Judges 6 Reception6.1 Ratings7 See also 8 References 9 External linksShow background[edit] The performance show was broadcast on Christmas Day 2003, with the results show aired on New Year's Day 2004. It was produced in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
at Fountain Studios
Fountain Studios
in London, using the set from the recently completed second series of Pop Idol. After presenting the competitors, viewers from the 11 participating countries were allowed to vote by telephone, but not for the participant from their home country
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Tyra Banks
Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, former model and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at the age of 15, and was the first African-American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world's top-earning models. Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning
Higher Learning
in 1995. In 2000 she had major roles such as Eve in Disney Channel's Life-Size
Life-Size
and Zoe in the box-office hit Coyote Ugly
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Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision
Eurovision
de la chanson),[1] often called Eurovision, is the longest-running annual international TV song competition.[2] It has been held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
(EBU) since 1956. The competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festival held in Italy since 1951. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the competition's winning entry. The contest has been broadcast every year for sixty-two years, since its inauguration in 1956, and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world
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