Britain's Got Talent

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Ashley Banjo on Black Lives Matter, backlash and reality TV: ‘I’m a sceptic of cancel culture’
There were 30,000 complaints to Ofcom when Banjo and his dance group, Diversity, referenced the death of George Floyd on primetime TV. Now he has followed up the outcry with a film about racism

Alex Mistlin

19, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘They wanted my meerkat to sound like a Russian Alan Sugar’ – meet TV’s secret superstars
They are TV’s unsung heroes, adored yet unrecognised. But do voice artists and mask-wearers ever crave fame? From the man behind the meerkats to Star Trek’s prosthetic-laden Captain Saru, we find out

Alex Mistlin

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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BLM dance on Britain’s Got Talent in running for Bafta ‘must-see’ award
Diversity routine that drew 24,500 complaints is up against Nigella, EastEnders and Bridgerton

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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BGT standup sensation Nabil Abdulrashid: 'There's so many people to annoy!'
His routines about race, identity and a black Winston Churchill clocked 3,000 complaints. As he looks forward to touring again, the standup explains why he won’t be toning things down

Brian Logan

02, Mar, 2021 @3:55 PM

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What a joke: the 10 funniest comedy shows of 2020
There wasn’t a lot to laugh about as venues closed and gigs were cancelled. But standups still delivered silly, edgy and heartfelt gags. Our critic picks his favourite new material

Brian Logan

21, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Comedian Nabil Abdulrashid received death threats after routines about race
Britain’s Got Talent finalist prompted 3,000 complaints to Ofcom with acerbic sets

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

02, Nov, 2020 @5:25 PM

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Flamboyant drag on a laptop? It cramps cabaret's style
Britain’s Got Talent star Myra Dubois turns agony aunt in a show that might raise the roof in a theatre – but not online

Brian Logan

01, Oct, 2020 @1:50 PM

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Diversity dance group 'proud' of ITV backing in newspaper ads
Ashley Banjo thanks people for support after Ofcom dismisses complaints about BLM routine

Nicola Slawson

19, Sep, 2020 @1:51 PM

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Ofcom dismisses complaints over BLM dance on Britain's Got Talent
Regulator says Diversity routine was ‘call for unity’ after receiving 24,500 complaints

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Sep, 2020 @12:21 PM

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The Guardian view on politics and the environment: we demand better | Editorial
Editorial: The British public are way ahead of the government in their ideas for a fairer, greener country. Time for Downing Street to listen

Editorial

16, Sep, 2020 @6:27 PM

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TV's new reality: Strictly and Britain's Got Talent return post-Covid
How to provide ‘normal’ TV in a pandemic? Safety measures include giant stages and contestant ‘bubbles’

Tara Conlan

05, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Kojo Anim review – BGT star on fame, faith and fatherhood
In his show Taxi Tour, the comic from last year’s Britain’s Got Talent offers only standard-issue middle-aged standup

Brian Logan

02, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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