David Walliams reportedly quits Britain's Got Talent after making offensive comments about contestants 2 weeks ago

David Walliams reportedly quits Britain's Got Talent after making offensive comments about contestants

He is said to be preparing to formally confirm the decision in the coming weeks.

David Walliams has reportedly quit Britain's Got Talent after 10 years having been forced to apologise after offensive comments he made on the show were leaked.

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Transcripts from 2020 revealed earlier this month that the judge had called a pensioner a 'c***' during filming for BGT and said of another contestant: “She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t.”

The 51-year-old, who has been a judge on the ITV talent show since 2012, has apologised for making the "disrespectful comments".

However, a source told The Sun that Walliams had decided to quit in a decision he did not take "lightly".

He is said to be preparing to formally confirm the decision in the coming weeks.

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"David has decided to bow out after a ten-year run. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time," an insider told the paper.

"Being on the show has been a huge source of entertainment and joy for him and he is arguably the most popular member of the panel.”

It is also reported that Walliams is to focus on his other projects and that BGT producers are now considering who will be replacing him.

Meanwhile, a BGT spokesperson told various publications: "The judging panel for 2023 will be announced in due course."

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Walliams' co-stars Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Simon Cowell are all expected to return to the show.

Cowell refused to confirm Walliams would be returning to the show earlier this month.