David Walliam’s future on Britain’s Got Talent ‘up in the air’ after apology for offensive remarks |  Ents & Arts News

David Walliam’s future on Britain’s Got Talent ‘up in the air’ after apology for offensive remarks | Ents & Arts News

David Walliam’s future on Britain’s Got Talent is “very much up in the air” following the judge’s apology for inappropriate comments about contestants.

A spokesperson for the ITV show said the comedian and actor’s role in next year’s series was not guaranteed, amid reports he will not be part of the judging panel for the first time in more than a decade.

That’s what the Sun newspaper says Walliamswho joined in 2012, ends.

That comes later The 51-year-old apologized for “disrespectful comments” he made during breaks in filming in 2020.

A Britain’s Got Talent spokesperson told the PA news agency: “The judging panel for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 will be announced in due course.

“It’s still very much up in the air at the moment as to whether David will be taking part in next year’s show.

– However, no decision has been made yet.

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What did Walliams say?

The remarks are understood to have been derogatory and sexually explicit, referring to one contestant as a “c***” and saying of another: “She thinks you want to fuck her but you don’t.”

First reported by The Guardian, the comments were part of a leaked transcript seen by the newspaper, taken from a recorded show at the London Palladium in January 2020.

They should have been picked up by microphones on the judge’s desk in the middle of the auditorium.

In a statement, Walliams said: “These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never meant to be shared. Still, I’m sorry.”

Thames TV, the production company behind Britain’s Got Talent, said in a statement that the language used was “inappropriate” and that those involved had been “reminded of their responsibilities”.

ITV said it did not condone the language and had “spoken to producers” about the incident.

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Anthony McPartlin, David Walliams Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Declan Donnelly attend the Britain's Got Talent photo call held at The London Palladium, Soho in London.  PA picture.  Image date: Sunday, January 19, 2019. Image credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
David Walliams with his fellow Britain’s Got Talent judges, and presenters Ant and Dec

Walliams has been on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, and he has been named best judge at the National Television Awards three times during his tenure.

But the PA news agency understands that no one is currently under contract for the 2023 series, with no auditions expected in front of a panel of judges for another two months.

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