Britain’s Got Talent finale date revealed - as Ant McPartlin prepares for first return to TV since birth of his son

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly on the set of BGT in 2023
Britain's Got Talent has confirmed the date of its 2024 finale - which will see Ant return to TV following his son's birth -Credit:Dymond/Thames/REX/Shutterstock

We're just weeks away from the Britain's Got Talent finale - and now ITV has confirmed exactly when the show's 2024 winner will be crowned.

The talent competition returned last month with its 16th series hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly and after weeks of auditions, the show is about to begin its daily live shows. Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Bruno Tonioli will be back on the judging panel for the semi-finals and now ITV has revealed when the finale is set to air live.

The current series will come to an end with the grand final on Sunday 2nd June at 7:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX. The big show will see the 2024 finalists perform one last time as the public vote for their winner.

Britain's Got Talent's final will take place one week after Ant's first live TV appearance since the birth of his son earlier this month. The presenter, 48, became a dad for the first time last week after welcoming baby Wilder into the world with wife Anne-Marie.

Announcing his baby joy on Instagram, Ant wrote: "Welcome to the family. Wilder Patrick Mcpartlin. Born, 14/05/24 at 8.54am.

"Baby is beautiful, Mummy’s a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad’s a mess!"

While Ant is a first-time dad, he is already stepfather to Anne-Marie two daughters - Poppy and Daisy - from her previous marriage to Scott Corbett. The couple split up in 2017.

Britain's Got Talent will mark Ant's return to TV since the birth of his son, however he's already returned to work with the presenter attending The Prince's Trust Awards with Dec on Tuesday. The pair hit the red carpet at the Theatre Royal in London's Drury Lane before hosting the ceremony.

Ant McPartlin attends The Prince's Trust and TKMaxx & Homesense Awards 2024
Britain's Got Talent has confirmed the date of its 2024 finale

They were amongst stars such as Martin Freeman, Roman Kemp, Ellie Simmonds, Stephen Graham and Damian Lewis, who attended to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the awards.

BGT's live shows will see the many Golden Buzzer acts take to the stage once again to perform in the semi-finals - including Ravi's Dream Team, a choir led by an eight-year-old boy with a brain tumour. Ravi and his choir reduced judge Alesha Dixon to tears with their emotional performance of A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman, during which she fast-tracked them to the live shows.

Speaking about why he chose to audition, Ravi said: "I've watched BGT all my life and always wanted to audition for it. Two years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I'm here to show no matter what life throws at you, you can still achieve your dreams."

Britain's Got Talent continues on Saturday at 7:30pm on ITV1 and ITVX.