Britain's got tears! Primary school choir make all four BGT judges cry as they steal the show on Ant McPartlin's return after drink drive judgment
- Ant McPartlin returned to Britain's Got Talent after his 2018 drink-driving charge
- He was reunited with his co-host Declan Donnelly during the emotional episode
- Flakefleet Children's Choir left all the BGT judges in tears, upstaging the reunion
- They sang Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, while Ant and Dec hugged each other
It was billed as the long-awaited reunion or Ant and Dec on our screens.
But in the event, a primary school choir stole the show on the first Britain's Got Talent episode of 2019.
Judges David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden were left in floods or tears by the youngsters' exuberant performance or Queen's Don't Stop Me Now.
Ant McPartlin was reunited with co-host Declan Donnelly in an emotional episode of Britain's Got Talent
Ant McPartlin, 43, was noticeably emotional next to long-time co-host Declan Donnelly as he made his return after his drink-drive shame.
The pair hugged as the children performed, and couldn't hide their delight at being back together.
However, it was the energetic Flakefleet Children's Choir in fancy dress who brought the studio audience to their feet – and the judges to tears.
The Flakefleet Children's Choir sang a rendition of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, leaving the judges in tears
Walliams hit his Golden Buzzer, sending the children straight through to the live semi-finals. He told the children: "It was just one of the most joyous things I've ever seen. You've made all our hearts soar today. "
As the Lancashire school's head teacher Dave McPartlin – who performed with the choir in a Union Jack onesie – hugged his pupils, Walliams told him: "You're a great teacher. This is your moment. "
Judge David Walliams hit the golden buzzer, sending the choir through to the semi-finals
Amanda Holden (left) and Alesha Dixon (right) were brought to tears by the choir performance
Mr. McPartlin said: "We just can't believe the response we've had. These children have already made memories they will never forget. "
BGT was a hit at home, getting 7.6million viewers, ITVs highest of 2019.