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Amanda Holden confirms Britain's Got Talent 2017 line-up

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May 19, 2016
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Good news, Britain's Got Talent fans. Simon Cowell is so happy with his line-up of judges, that he's agreed that Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon should all return for the 2017 series. Amanda, confirmed the news this week during an appearance on Up Late With Rylan, telling her host: "He (Simon) did put on his Twitter that he loves me and Alesha so much that he would like us back year… we'll be back!"During the interview, the 45-year-old also reminisced about the decade that BGT has been on TV screens, adding: "It was literally that (first) series after a couple of days Paul Potts came on stage. Ten years ago you wouldn't think they'd be making a movie about him."

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Amanda Holden has confirmed the Britain's Got Talent 2017 line-up

Simon, meanwhile, has previously stated that his fellow judges are all "very welcome back next year". Speaking to Closer, he said: "I hate to admit it, but David is very welcome back next year. The whole panel is! We all like being on the show, and that's what's important. They are about as good as we're ever going to get. "We actually considered transferring them all on to X Factor at one point, but their egos, if I ever suggested it, would be unbearable!"

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Simon Cowell has said his fellow BGT judges are all "very welcome back next year"

While the Britain's Got Talent panel seems decided, the same cannot be said for Simon's other reality show. The 56-year-old is the only remaining judge returning for the 2016 series of X Factor, following the departures of Nick Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora.While fans are still waiting for official confirmation, it's reported that he will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh when the show returns later this year.

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