ITV has announced that it will begin screening the pre-recorded episodes of the new series of Britain's Got Talent next week.

In a tweet, ITV revealed that the Ant and Dec-hosted show would be back on screens on Saturday, April 11.

Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams will return as judges.

Last month, ITV announced that the Britain's Got Talent live finals had been postponed until later this year due to the Covid-19 crisis.

In a statement, ITV said: "The Britain's Got Talent audition shows will broadcast on ITV in the next few weeks.

"We have been working with the brilliant production teams at Thames and Syco to find a way of making the live finals work, which were due to be broadcast at the end of May.

"However, in light of the latest government health guidelines and in line with our priority of safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved in our programmes, production of the live shows cannot go ahead as planned.

"The live finals will therefore be broadcast later in the year."