Britain’s Got Talent fans rejoiced when Simon Cowell announced a new version of the popular talent show would be returning to television screens this autumn.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions will feature winners from previous series and will be hosted by regular presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
The show is currently being filmed in Wembley Arena and the Champion of Champions was crowned this week.
However, it seems the winning act was so delighted to take the top spot, they showed off their trophy to the general public, therefore risking the result of the show which ended up being leaked on social media.
While Express.co.uk are aware of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions winner, many fans are fuming about the show being potentially ruined.
“Ok. BGT champions results are interesting. Really surprised that an act that didn’t win before won this time. In fact, the top 2 were both not winners. But hey, at least a golden buzzer act finally won BGT,” one surmised.
Someone else on Twitter: “It hasn’t helped that the winners were seen parading the trophy around outside the arena! I think BGT should strip them of the title and crown the 2nd place act.”
“Awkward how BGT champions winner has been leaked, proves you should never pre record! X,” a third chimed.
While another added: “Well damn! Got spoiler for the BGT The Champions winner already. Though people might just be a bit more thoughtful but nooooo.”
A unnamed source told The Mirror: “Producers are fuming about the result being given away – the show doesn’t even have an air date yet.
“Posing with the trophy and cheering as they left filming clutching it really gave the game away especially as everyone knows the paps are outside.”
As for when the show is going to air, ITV are yet to release a transmission date.
So far, fans can expect 2009 contestants and fan-favourites Stavros Flatley, as well as singer Jai McDowell from the 2001 series.
Susan Boyle was set to join the competition, but later ruled herself out.
However, series one champion Paul Potts will be taking to the stage again alongside Ashleigh Butler who secured victory as dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey.
But following the sad death of Pudsey two years ago, she now performs with his replacement, Sully.
More returning acts are said to include 2008 BGT winner George Sampson who is fondly remembered for his Singing In The Rain routine.
If fans were hoping to see 2009 winners, dance group Diversity have confirmed they won’t be able to take part.
Choreographer Ashley Banjo explained: “Who would have thought ten years ago when we won BGT we would be preparing for our biggest tour yet, Born Ready.
“While we are unable to take part, we wish all the acts the best of luck.”
The show is going to be judged by the usual panel; Simon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions returns to ITV later this year.