Emotional audition on first episode of Britain’s Got Talent leaves Ant and Dec in tears 2 years ago

Emotional audition on first episode of Britain’s Got Talent leaves Ant and Dec in tears

He can't hold back his emotions.

A lot has happened to Ant McPartlin since Britain's Got Talent auditions that were filmed earlier this year.

The Geordie presenter is currently in rehab, after being arrested for drink driving last month, with ITV confirming Dec will host the live shows without his long-term co-presenter "while Ant steps down from his TV commitments for now."

However, McPartlin will appear during the pre-recorded auditions, the first of which airs on Saturday.

In the first episode, Ant appears on screen alongside the usual team of Dec, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.

And although it's a mostly upbeat episode, Ant struggles to contain himself during one performance.

In it, he is reduced to tears at the side of the stage. He then looks at the camera and says: “I can’t stop the tears from falling…”

But, he' not alone, Amanda, Simon and Alesha are also moved to tears during the performance.

Sadly, no videos of the performance have been released so far, so you will have to watch the show to know exactly what goes on.

Britain's Got Talent was recently nominated for the best entertainment programme BAFTA.

The show returns Saturday  14 April, 8pm on ITV.