Britain's Got Talent bosses have been out to SPAIN to find contestants for 2018

Thousand-mile trip enabled hopefuls in Benidorm to audition for new series

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Britain's Got Talent producers have reportedly flown out to BENIDORM in Spain as part of their efforts to find contestants for next year's series.

It's no secret that the ITV talent contest has employed casting scouts to help find weird and wonderful acts in recent years.

But it seems they have taken their search to the next level for 2018 - by heading abroad to Benidorm.

According to The Sun, producers decided to make the 1,000-mile trip to the Spanish holiday resort as it is brimming with expat entertainers.

Cameramen filmed footage of interested hopefuls, which was then brought back to the UK for bosses to review.

A BGT source insisted that they will otherwise be subject to the regular auditions process.

"Benidorm outside of Blackpool has the largest number of British entertainers per area," the mole commented.

"Any acts that bosses are keen on they will then need to go through the normal auditioning processes everyone has to.

"It’s not that fewer people are auditioning here, we are always about searching for the best talent we can find."

Once such hopeful, Mark Ellis - who performs as drag act Ruby Rox - pointed out that some acts may not have been able to audition for BGT had it not come to them.

"I have wanted to audition for a while but really couldn’t get the time off to do it in the UK," Ruby told the newspaper.

"We were told we have to wait till next February to hear whether we’d got through."

If you fancy your chances on Britain's Got Talent, you can find out how to audition on the ITV website.

The show's eleventh series concluded last month with pianist Tokio Myers winning the £250,000 prize.

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