British TV The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite shows with the most talented, most entertaining contestants (and judges).

Talent shows allow everyday people to become superstars in any number of fields. The top British talent shows find contestants singing, dancing, and baking their way to the top prize. This is a list of the best British talent shows, including everything from The Voice UK to Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model to Strictly Come Dancing.

What series will you find on this list of the greatest British talent shows? Following the success of the American edition of the dance competition series, the UK version of So You Think You Can Dance launched to great success in 2010. The X Factor is another popular British talent show. The Great British Bake Off highlights contestants' talents in the kitchen as they are judged on cooking techniques as well as presentation. Other good British talent shows featured on this list include Opportunity Knocks, Pop Idol, and Last Choir Standing.

Which English talent show is the best? Give your personal picks a thumbs up to move them towards the top of the list, and please add any great series that are missing.

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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden {{Infobox television | show_name = Britain's Got Talent | image = | genre = Reality | creator = Simon Cowell | director = Jonathan Bullen | presenter = Ant & Dec | judges = Simon Cowell ...more

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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began in 2004 and ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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Eurovision Song Contest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Terry Wogan The Eurovision Song Contest is a TV program broadcasting the annual song competition of the same name.

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Strictly Come Dancing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. The title of the show suggests a continuation ...more

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New Faces is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
New Faces Marti Caine New Faces is a British television talent show that aired in the 1970s and 1980s. It was presented originally by Derek Hobson. It was produced by ATV for the ITV network.

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The Voice UK is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
will.i.am, Jessie J, Tom Jones The Voice UK is a British television talent show created by John de Mol and based on the concept The Voice of Holland. It began airing on BBC One on 24 March 2012. There are five different ...more

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Opportunity Knocks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Bob Monkhouse, Les Dawson, Hughie Green Opportunity Knocks is a British television and radio talent show originally hosted by Hughie Green, with a late-1980s revival hosted by Bob Monkhouse, and later by previous winner Les Dawson. ...more

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Fame Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Cat Deeley, Robin Gibb, Patrick Kielty Fame Academy was a televised competition to search for and educate new musical talents. The winner received a chance to become a successful music artist and part of the international franchise ...more

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Popstars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Popstars Daniel Hill Popstars is a UK talent show series that was broadcast on ITV in early 2001. It was the first UK series of the international Popstars franchise, and was billed as a documentary on the formation ...more

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

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Pop Idol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman, Sam Nixon Pop Idol was a British television music competition created by Simon Fuller which ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003. The aim of the show was to decide the best new young pop singer in the UK based on ...more

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Over the Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Over the Rainbow Stephanie Davis Over the Rainbow was a British television talent series that aired on BBC One from March to May 2010. It documents the search for a new, undiscovered musical theatre performer to play the role ...more

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Britain & Ireland's Next Top M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Elle Macpherson, Abbey Clancy, Lisa Snowdon Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, often abbreviated as BNTM, BINTM, or Top Model, is a British reality television show in which a number of women compete for the title of Britain's Next ...more

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Last Choir Standing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Last Choir Standing Jonathan Barrington, Tiarnan Branson, Sharon D. Clarke Last Choir Standing was a 2008 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom. Broadcast on BBC One in July and August 2008, the series saw amateur choirs ...more

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Move Like Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
Move Like Michael Jackson Jermaine Jackson, Jamelia, Reggie Yates Move Like Michael Jackson is a British talent show made by independent production company Fever Media and Gogglebox Entertainment and transmitted on BBC Three, which aims to find people who can ...more

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The Big Painting Challenge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best British Talent Shows, Ranked
The Big Painting Challenge Richard Bacon, Una Stubbs