Alex Magala confirmed for BGT: The Champions – but who is he and when was the star last on the show?

Alex Magala confirmed for BGT: The Champions – but who is he and when was the star last on the show?

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ALEXANDR ‘Alex’ Magala has signed up to appear on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions but the star is up against a host of British talent.

The sword swallower previously competed on America’s Got Talent but can he wow us Brits. Here is everything you need to know about him.

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Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala has previously won Russia’s Got Talent
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Who is Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala?

Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala is a sword swallower and acrobat, who appeared on season eight of America’s Got Talent.

Despite impressing the judges with his incredible, nail-biting stunts he was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

At the time, judges on the American version of Britain’s Got Talent labelled him “the best sword swallower in the world”.

He has previously won Russia’s Got Talent and appeared on series 10 of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.

Alex, who is from Moldovan, is also an experienced aerialist and pole dancer, as well as the leader and owner of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu school in Krasnodar, Russia.

Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala is also an acrobat, aerialist and pole dancer
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What has Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala done since America’s Got Talent?

Alex returned for America’s Got Talent: The Champions in 2019, however, he was booted off the show in the preliminaries.

Although he did not progress any further in the competition, he beat all the viewer count records, according to his official website.

Aside from his thrilling stunts on stage, Alex is one of the leading Martial Arts athletes and he has made a name for himself in the world of jiu jitsu for his creation of ‘The Mantis Style’.

Has Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala ever been hurt performing a stunt?

Yes, in fact, the sword swallower injured himself during the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2016.

ITV bosses banned him from performing one of his stunts on the programme as they deemed it to be too dangerous.

He later appeared on ITV’s Lorraine to reveal the injuries he sustained on his body, including a long cut across his left arm.

But the bruise did not hamper his determination as he promised to move forward with even more dangerous tricks.

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Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams, and Alesha Dixon judge acts on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions
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When is Alexandr ‘Alex’ Magala on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions?

ITV has confirmed Alex will star in the last rounds of the Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions heats.

His tricks in week five will air on ITV on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and will also include performances from Ben Hart and Twist and Pulse.

This will be the second time the acrobat has competed in The Champions version of Got Talent – how will he fair?


What time is Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions on and when is the final?

Week five of Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Saturday, September 28, 2019, on ITV from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

Previous episodes are available to watch on the ITV hub and catch up channels but sometimes only for a limited number of days.

Contestants competing in the series will be judged by Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams, and Alesha Dixon.

The final is expected to air on Saturday, October 5, 2019, however, no exact date has been announced yet.

Earlier in the year the Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions final was filmed at Wembley Stadium, as each episode is pre-recorded.

But the winner of the competition was embarrassingly revealed ahead of the launch, as they announced their victory via social media.

At the time, a TV source exclusively told The Sun Online: “Bosses are absolutely furious at the winner.

“There’s no way they should have done that and producers rang them immediately and told them off.”

 

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