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David Walliams Will Reportedly be Axed From ‘BGT’ Due to Disrespectful Comments

David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon on the Britain's Got Talent red carpetPhoto by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

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The Britain’s Got Talent judge risks losing his job on the show after disrespectful comments directed at contestants resurfaced. Walliams also received backlash from the fans when it was revealed his remarks are derogatory and sexual in nature.

David Walliams is Accused of Making Sexually Explicit Remarks

The longtime Britain’s Got Talent faces the risk of losing his position as a judge after previous remarks gained public attention. A reliable source who reviewed transcripts from the 2020 series of BGT claims that Walliams made disrespectful remarks.

Apparently, Walliams said these remarks to fellow judges, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, and Alesha Dixon. The remarks were caught on a microphone that’s typically used to pick up and record conversations between judges.

The audio allegedly caught Walliams using slurs in three different episodes. One comment he made in particular was directed towards a female contestant during the auditions.

“She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f*ck them, but you don’t,” Walliams reportedly said. “She thinks you want to f*ck her, but you don’t. It’s the last thing on your mind.”

Also during the same episode, the judge called a senior citizen a “c*nt,” after the performer had finished his audition. Walliams allegedly called the contestant a “c*nt,” three times after the performer made a snide remark to the judge.

In a statement made by ITV, the network responsible for airing BGT, the network clarifies that they do not condone the language made by the judge. As for Walliams, it seems that he has taken the first step to fixing his blemished reputation by apologizing.

He Apologized For His Explicit Rants

Since then, Walliams has officially issued an apology over the disrespectful comments he said. He also revealed that he didn’t plan for the comments to be recorded and is strongly against the action.

“I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.” Walliams said. “These were private conversations and like most conversations with friends, were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry.”

Walliams’ lawyers argued against the transcripts should not have been published in the first place. They stated that the comments were not intended for broadcast and should remain as private conversation.

The production team for the show has been said to be implementing measures to prevent instances like these to happen again. A source told that the training and education has been “enhanced,” for the judges in terms of language and respect for contestants.

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1 year ago

He only appears to be sorry his comments were overheard. He obviously thinks it okay to say such things in his own conversations. Pitiful.

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