Following An Apology For His Insensitive Statements, David Walliams’ Participation In Britain’s Got Talent Is In Doubt

Following An Apology For His Insensitive Statements, David Walliams' Participation In Britain's Got Talent Is In Doubt

Since joining Britain’s Got Talent’s judges panel in 2012, David Walliams has won three National Television Awards for being an outstanding judge. He sits on the panel with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon.

Following the judge’s apologies for offensive statements regarding candidates, David Walliams‘ future on Britain’s Got Talent is “very much up in the air.”

The comedian and actor’s participation in the ITV program’s upcoming season was not assured, according to a spokesman, amid speculations that he will leave the judging panel for the first time in more than ten years.

Walliams, who joined in 2012, will be leaving, according to The Sun newspaper.

The 51-year-old has previously expressed regret for making “disrespectful words” during a break in production in 2020.

The judging panel for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 will be revealed in due course, a representative for the competition told PA news agency.

“David’s participation in the performance next year is still very much up in the air at this time.

“However, no decision has been made as of yet.”

Following An Apology For His Insensitive Statements, David Walliams' Participation In Britain's Got Talent Is In Doubt

What allegedly was uttered by Walliams?

It is believed that the comments were sexually graphic and disparaging, calling one candidate a “c” and telling another, “She thinks you want to f her, but you don’t.”

The words were part of a leaked transcript from a show taped at the London Palladium in January 2020 that was first reported by The Guardian.

It is believed that the judges’ desk microphones in the middle of the auditorium picked them up.

Walliams stated in a statement: “Like the majority of talks with friends, they were private and weren’t meant to be shared. However, I apologize.”

Britain’s Got Talent‘s production company, Thames TV, issued a statement claiming that the language was “unacceptable” and reminding those responsible of their obligations.

ITV claimed it had “talked to the producers” about the incident and did not support the language.

In his time on the panel, which also included Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon, Walliams has won three National Television Awards for the best judge.

However, according to PA News Agency, no one is currently under contract for the 2023 season, and no auditions in front of a jury are anticipated for another two months.

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