Ant and Dec have revealed how delighted they’ve been by the number of strip acts auditioning for this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

The Geordie duo host the ITV talent show to find an act to perform at the Royal Variety Show and can enjoy all the acts from the sidelines while Simon Cowell, Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden judge their performances.

Dec told The Sun: “The vibe this year is burlesque.”

But Ant added: “They call it burlesque, but it’s stripping. Burlesque is, like, feathers and it’s quite tastefully done.

“We’ve had a lot of stripping. Which is brilliant if you are a fellow standing in the wings watching.”

Following 14-year-old George Sampson’s winning break-dancing act last year, the auditions have also been swamped with dancers.

But one hopeful tried to combine series one winner Paul Potts’ opera-style singing with some George Sampson hip-hop dancing.

Dec said: “It didn’t go down too well with the audience.”

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