Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly joined judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell and David Walliams at the Celebrity Big Brother Manchester auditions at The Lowry.
The five stars smiled and posed on the red carpet, with female judges Amanda and Alesha stealing the show with their glamorous looks.
Amanda, 46, stunned in a plunging white top and a matching floor-length tulle skirt, while 39 year old Alesha was stylish in an electric blue leather jacket teamed with back cropped trousers, a bralette and heels.
Ant McPartlin meanwhile put on a brave face and was all smiles on the red carpet, having returned to work since his divorce announcement earlier this year.
The Geordie presenter announced in January that he was divorcing his wife of 11 years, Lisa Armstrong.
When not posing for the cameras, Ant and Amanda were spotted having what appeared to be a very animated conversation, with the pair talking closely.
Lisa Armstrong is pictured at Euston Station as she prepares to head up to Manchester for Britain’s Got Talent auditions [Vantage]
Amanda pulled faces as she chatted to 42 year old Ant, who was dressed in all black.
Beside the pair, Alesha and Ant’s best pal Dec could also be seen deep in conversation.
It comes after Ant was seen getting emotional when accepting the gong for Best TV presenter with Dec at the National Television Awards recently.
Accepting the gong, he said: “It’s been a very emotional night tonight, it’s been quite a year – quite a tough 12 months. So winning, this really means quite a lot.”
Britain’s Got Talent presenter Ant confirmed the couple were getting divorced after 11 years of marriage.
There had been speculation for months that he and Lisa might have called time on their relationship, and Ant released a statement to confirm the marriage split.
A spokesperson for Ant told The Sun on Sunday: “In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made.”