The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent are both set for brand new, bigger, studios for their 2017 series.
Britain’s Got Talent, the UK’s biggest TV talent contest, will up sticks and move to Elstree Studios’ George Lucas Stage 2 – sharing space with fellow TV juggernaut Strictly Come Dancing. Crucially, the stage is 3000ft wider than Fountain (BGT’s previous studio) and boasts HD screens. Even more dancing stormtroopers/polar bears/dinosaurs/dogs at once, all in eye-soothingly crisp definition? We can’t say no to that.
Meanwhile, The X Factor will be housed in LH2 – a new London studio already famous for its theatrical productions. It’s a whopping 4000ft larger than Fountain, can pack in OB (Outside-Broadcasting) trucks and sports swathes of undeveloped areas for galleries. Just imagine what Honey G could have done with that – and try not to start drooling.
The moves come as the existing studio, Fountain, is being demolished to make room for luxury flats. Both shows had utilised it since they came on air – and the studio has also hosted the likes of The Cube and The British Comedy Awards.
Britain’s Got Talent will return to ITV for its eleventh series in 2017, whilst The X Factor final airs this weekend at 8pm.
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