'Britain's Got Talent' stars are set to collaborate for a Christmas special.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

The ITV talent competition will return this December for a festive spectacular which will see some of the best acts from its 13-year run work together in a bid to impress the audience.

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Simon and his team didn't want to simply do another 'Champions' version so they came up with this twist. Some of the biggest acts in 'BGT' history will be coming back to perform with another act, whether it's a singer, magician or even an animal act.

"The idea is that they will collaborate and create a unique, one-off performance for fans. There was talk about creating super-groups - for example, putting together the best dance acts and the best magic acts to compete against one another - but that's out of the window."

Simon is said to be hoping he can bag some of the biggest stars in the show's history, including dance troupe Diversity and singer Susan Boyle.

The insider added: "It's going to be spectacular for fans as they'll get to see some of the show's best-ever acts working together for the first time.

"Top of the wish list at ITV are Diversity, Susan Boyle and magical Marc Spelmann. At the moment they hope to have a studio audience who will vote on their favourite acts."

However, with the ongoing coronavirus crisis pandemic, ITV are unsure if they will be able to have a studio audience to vote for their favourite collaborations.

The source added: "But with Covid guidelines changing so often, this is something that's not been completely decided yet. Either way, it's going to be something really special."

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