David Walliams’ future in Britain’s Got Talent is “very uncertain” after the judge’s apology for inappropriate comments about the contestant.
A spokesperson for the ITV show said the comedian and actor’s roles in next year’s series are not guaranteed, amid reports that he won’t be on the jury for the first time after. over a decade.
The Sun newspaper said Walliamswho joined in 2012, will leave.
It comes later 51 year old man apologizes for the “disrespectful comments” he made during a break from filming in 2020.
A Britain’s Got Talent spokesman told the PA news agency: “The jury for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 will be announced in due course.
“At the moment there’s still a lot of unknowns about whether David will be on next year’s show.
“However, no decision has been made yet.”
What is Walliams supposed to have said?
The comment was interpreted as offensive and sexually explicit, referring to one contestant as “c***” and about 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 performance recorded at the London Palladium in January 2020.
They are said to have been recorded using a microphone on the judges’ table in the center of the auditorium.
In a statement, Walliams said: “These are private conversations and – like most chats with friends – were never intended to be shared. However, I apologize.”
Thames TV, the production company of Britain’s Got Talent, said in a statement that the language used was “inappropriate” and those involved were “reminded of their responsibilities”.
ITV said it does not accept that language and has “talked to the producer” about the incident.
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Walliams has paneled 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 with no one currently signed on for the 2023 series, with no auditions before a panel of judges scheduled for another two months.