Why is David Walliams Not in BGT 2023?
David Walliams, who had been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent since 2012, will not be returning for the upcoming season. Last year, he made inappropriate remarks about contestants during breaks in filming, which came to light in November 2022.
The Guardian reported that he had referred to one contestant and made a vulgar comment about another. Walliams apologized for his comments, which he said were made in private conversations and not intended to be shared publicly.
Thames, the production company for BGT, said that the language used was inappropriate, and Walliams was reminded of his responsibilities and the show’s expectations for professional conduct.
While The Sun reported that Walliams had quit the show, there was no official announcement at the time. However, in January 2023, ITV confirmed that Walliams would not be returning and announced a new judging panel consisting of Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Bruno Tonioli.
Who Replaced David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent?
ITV announced in January of this year that Bruno Tonioli, a former judge on Strictly Come Dancing, would be taking David Walliams’ place on the judging panel for Britain’s Got Talent.
In a statement, Tonioli expressed his excitement, stating that he had no idea what to expect, but was confident that the show would be fantastic. Tonioli is well-known for his judging on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars, as well as his choreography work with musicians such as Tina Turner, Sir Elton John, and Boy George.
Gethin Jones, a former Strictly star, commented that he believed Tonioli would do very well on the show, as he is an entertainer at heart. Jones jokingly added that the producers may have to prevent Tonioli from breaking into song and dance himself.
What Happened to David Walliams?
David Walliams, who had been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent since 2012, did not return for the show’s new season. This was confirmed by ITV in January 2023 when they announced a new judging panel consisting of Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Bruno Tonioli.
Walliams had made inappropriate remarks about contestants during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent’s 2020 season, which was later reported by The Guardian in November 2022. Walliams apologized for his disrespectful comments, but it was later reported that he had quit the show.
Who is David Walliams?
David Walliams is a British comedian, actor, writer, and television personality. He is best known for his work as a judge on the reality TV show “Britain’s Got Talent,” as well as for his comedic performances on TV sketch shows and in films. He has also written several best-selling children’s books, including “The Boy in the Dress,” “Mr. Stink,” and “Gangsta Granny,” among others.
Is David Walliams Gay?
During his appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, comedian David Walliams was asked by presenter Kirsty Young if he had ever been in a relationship with a man. Walliams responded with a straightforward “No,” but when pressed further about the possibility, he admitted that he wouldn’t rule it out completely.
He explained that, due to his effeminate nature, he had sometimes questioned his sexuality and thought about whether he might be gay. However, he also expressed his love for women and their bodies, leading him to ultimately conclude that he was not gay.
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