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.
Britain's Got TalentAnthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly
Premiered: 2007Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 2007), often abbreviated to BGT, is a televised British talent show... more on Wikipedia
- 2The X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent, contested... more on Wikipedia7451
Premiered: 2004Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, featuring celebrities with professional... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2012The Voice UK is a British television talent show created by John de Mol and based on the... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2010The Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 1956The Eurovision Song Contest is a TV program broadcasting the annual song competition of the...
Premiered: 2001Pop Idol was a British television music competition created by Simon Fuller which ran on ITV... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 1949Opportunity Knocks is a British television and radio talent show originally hosted by Hughie... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 1973New Faces is a British television talent show that aired in the 1970s and 1980s. It was... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2015The Great Pottery Throw Down (HBO Max, 2015) is a British competition reality television... more on Wikipedia
Over the RainbowStephanie Davis
Premiered: 2010Over the Rainbow was a British television talent series that aired on BBC One from March to... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2005So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2002Fame Academy was a televised competition to search for and educate new musical talents. The... more on Wikipedia
- 14Popstars is a UK talent show series that was broadcast on ITV in early 2001. It was the first... more on Wikipedia828
Premiered: 2005Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, often abbreviated as BNTM, BINTM, or Top Model, is a... more on Wikipedia
Premiered: 2008Last Choir Standing was a 2008 talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC in the... more on Wikipedia
The Big Painting ChallengeRichard Bacon (2015), Una Stubbs (2015)
Premiered: 2015The Big Painting Challenge is a television program first broadcast on BBC One on 22 February... more on Wikipedia
Move Like Michael JacksonJermaine Jackson, Jamelia
Premiered: 2009Move Like Michael Jackson is a British talent show made by independent production company... more on Wikipedia