Published On: Sun, Oct 5th, 2014 on 11:17 am

Britain’s Got Talent auditions heading to Leeds in November

Collabro Britains Got Talent

Winners of 2014 Collabro with Simon Cowell

ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent is heading to Leeds as part of its biggest-ever open audition tour.

Judges will be visiting Newcastle, Cardiff, Portsmouth and Birmingham before stopping off in Leeds to uncover wonderful, weird and astounding acts for next year’s series.

The auditions will be held at the Headingley Cricket Ground on 1 November and 2 November before the judges head off to Dublin, Norwich, Glasgow, Bristol, London and finally Manchester.

Executive producer of the show, Amelia Brown, said: “Britain’s Got Talent has an amazing record of celebrating fantastic talent and changing people’s lives, from Susan Boyle and Diversity through to Paul Potts, Ashleigh and Pudsey and this year’s winners Collabro.

“They all took a chance and applied for the show and that’s what we want the people to do this year. We can’t wait to see the talent that Leeds has to offer.”

This year’s winners musical theatre group Collabro were crowned in front of an audience of 13 million viewers and secured a number 1 hit with their debut album Stars.

The band will also be touring next year alongside fellow 2014 finalist Lucy Kay, who is set to release her debut album Fantasia this month.

Musical duo Bars & Melody released a single named Hopeful and it reached number 5 in the charts in July. Swing band Jack Pack have also signed a deal recently to release their debut album in 2015.

Rafi Raja, an entertainer born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, was also among the auditionees last year and got buzzed after his Bollywood dance audition.

His video on YouTube has been seen over 700,000 times.

Auditions will take place between 11am and 6pm. People can apply at www.itv.com/talent.

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