A Croydon singer is in the runnings for a place in the Britain's Got Talent final, after wowing the judgest and audience as the talent show returned on Saturday.

21-year-old Imen Siar took to the stage with a heartfelt and powerful rendition of You Say by Lauren Daigle.

But the budding star took her performance to the next level, singing one of the verses in Arabic, earning plaudits from viewers and the judges.

Her future in the finals will now be determined by a public vote.

The show went on a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, and hosts Ant and Dec opened the pre-recorded show reflecting on "a strange few months" and saying how much they have missed the talent.

They then performed a musical number in which they showed off a huge screen of fans watching at home, in place of a live studio audience.

The song also introduced viewers to Diversity star Ashley Banjo, who will take Simon Cowell's place on the judging panel while the music mogul recovers from back surgery.

Afterwards, the hosts announced there will be a format change because the show has been pre-recorded.

They also addressed how the show has adapted to new guidelines, with the judges seated at socially-distanced individual desks, rather than on one long desk together.

The hosts also stressed all the acts would be "following Government guidelines" and said "some acts will have created bubbles especially for the show", adding that they are in a bubble together.

Britain's Got Talent continues on Saturdays at 8pm on ITV.