David Walliams’ future as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent is in doubt after he described an elderly contestant as a c*** and made vile sexual remarks about a woman taking part.
The show’s bosses are unsure about him returning ten years after he first joined the series following the remarks which were made during auditions in January 2020 at the London Palladium.
In one incident, picked up on the show’s microphones, an older performer engaged in light-hearted banter with the judges in which he made a jibe about Walliams, an expose by The Guardian claimed.
After the audition, the pensioner left, after which Walliams is said to have described him as a ‘c**t’ three times.
In a separate incident, after a female contestant had walked off stage, Walliams remarked: ‘She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f* them, but you don’t.’ He later added: ‘I know, she’s just like: “Oh, f* off!” I was saying, she thinks you want to f*** her, but you don’t.
‘It’s the last thing on your mind, but she’s like: “Yep, I bet you do!”
‘No I don’t! I had a bit of a b***r, but now it’s going, it’s now shrivelled up inside my body.’
Sources close to BGT say that Walliams return is now ‘very much under threat’ and he is ‘under the microscope’, with some senior staff saying that he should be immediately axed.
The revelations come as the comedian and his co-stars, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are in negotiations for their 2023 contracts. None of them have signed a deal yet.