Piers Morgan thrilled with 12m BGT viewers

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 April 2010
Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan thrilled with 12m BGT viewers

Piers Morgan is delighted 12.2 million people tuned in to see 'Britain's Got Talent' on Saturday night (17.04.10)

Piers Morgan is "pleased" with the viewing figures for 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 45-year-old former newspaper editor - who judges on the show alongside Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden - has admitted he is delighted 12.2 million people tuned in to catch the opening show on Saturday (17.04.10), which beat last week's Prime Ministerial debate which had 10.2 million viewers.

He said: "I am very pleased to discover Simon, Amanda and I are still marginally more people than politicians Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

"Losing a ratings war to them would have been a disaster."

Although she was thrilled with the figures, Amanda, 39, was shocked the show did so well considering the good weather the UK had over the weekend.

She said: "Oh my god! 12 million, that's amazing in this hot weather. I'm so pleased the public are happy to have 'Britain's Got Talent' back on our screens."

The first episode of this year's show featured ballerina dog Chandi and 13-year-old drummer Kieran Gaffney, who failed to make it to the live round of the show last year.

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