Alan Carr reportedly set to replace David Walliams on Britain's Got Talent 8 months ago

Alan Carr reportedly set to replace David Walliams on Britain's Got Talent

He has emerged as the favourite to replace Walliams.

Alan Carr is reportedly set to replace David Walliams as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.

The lineup of the panel on the hit ITV show is up in the air following recent controversy surrounding Walliams and comments he made to contestants in January 2020.

Now, it seems that Carr is the frontrunner to replace him and join Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the panel.

A source told The Sun that he's emerged as the favourite, stating: "Alan is joining the line-up, it just has to be him he’s brilliant.

"The deal is being finalised, but it's details now - and he’s totally up for it too. It’s the perfect hiring all round."

Another source told The Daily Mail: "Alan is hilarious but also kind. He tells a mean joke but he is also soft in the middle.

"The bosses are already excited about how wonderful he will be with the contestants.

"He will complement the panel so well too, he is really close friends with Amanda and he has known Simon and Alesha for years too.


"Everyone involved in the show is so excited and they can’t wait to get started."

Walliams' involvement in BGT is up in the air, with reports last year suggesting he had quit the show (Getty)

It was reported last year that Walliams had stepped down from his role on the judging panel on Britain's Got Talent, after leaked transcripts emerged of derogatory comments he made towards auditionees.

In transcripts obtained by The Guardian, the television personality and children's author was recorded referring to an elderly contestant as a “c***” and saying of another: “She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t.”

The offensive remarks were made during a recorded audition show in January 2020 at the London Palladium and were picked up by microphones used to capture discussion between the judges.

In a statement, Walliams said: “I would like to apologise 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.”