David Walliams made scathing remarks about Britain’s Got Talent contestants

Walliams made the remarks - that were recorded - during an audition show in January 2020 in London.

David Walliams made scathing remarks about Britain’s Got Talent contestants
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According to a leaked transcript by The Guardian, Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams said derogatory and sexually explicit remarks about contestants during the recording of an episode of the ITV show.

Walliams is one of the UK’s best-known television personalities and children’s book authors.

He was recorded referring to one contestant as a ‘cunt’ and saying of another: “She thinks you want to fuck her, but you don’t.”

One incident in the transcript concerned an older performer who engaged in some lighthearted repartee with the judges in which he made a jibe about Walliams.

David Walliams made scathing remarks about Britain’s Got Talent contestants
Image credits: Sky News

Walliams made the remarks during an audition show in January 2020 in London. His demeaning comments were picked up by a microphone placed on desks intended to pick up on discussions amongst judges.

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

According to the outlet, Walliams’ lawyers disputed the transcripts being published, saying the comments were not intended for broadcast and should remain as private conversations.

“Although relating to a private conversation almost three years ago, the language used was inappropriate. Even though it was private, those involved have been spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities and the show’s expectations of future professional conduct,” a spokesperson for Thames told The Post.

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