Hard to think now, but 'BGT' almost didn't happen after Cowell's disastrous first pitch to Walliams.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ has long been one of the most successful television shows in Britain, but Simon Cowell has revealed that it nearly didn’t happen at all, saying that he had to pitch the idea to David Walliams twice to get him on board.
Music mogul Cowell and former ‘Little Britain’ actor Walliams are famed for their on-set banter every springtime on ‘BGT’, but their friendship was very far from certain, particularly when Cowell first decided to run the idea for the show past him.
“I think he’s always been un-sackable,” Cowell said when he was interview on ‘Lorraine’ on Thursday morning (April 12th).
David Walliams in the winners' room at the 2018 National Television Awards. Held at The O2 Arena, this year's winners included Ant & Dec, Suranne Jones and David Walliams among others - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Walliams spoke to Jonathan Ross in a new TV interview.
David Walliams has claimed that celebrities and people working in the entertainment industry are “over-rewarded”.
The former ‘Little Britain’ star and current ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge was interviewed this week for ‘The Jonathan Ross’ show on ITV, and spoke about the recent OBE he received at Buckingham Palace.
“It was really lovely meeting people from other walks of life who genuinely deserve it because we are over-rewarded in showbusiness,” he said, saying that people who have dedicated their lives to charity work or done pioneering work in medicine were “very inspiring” in comparison to celebrities.
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Walliams dressed as the North Korean dictator for Jonathan Ross' Halloween party - and it sparked outrage on Twitter.
David Walliams has sparked accusations of racism over his choice of Halloween costume this year, when the comedian dressed as North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
The 46 year old British star posted a photo of himself on Twitter on Tuesday evening before he turned up at Jonathan Ross’ annual Halloween party in north London. He was dressed in a black suit – all well and good – but also with apparent facial prosthetics to alter his eyelids as well as a wig that changed his hairline.
“Happy Halloween from Kim Jong-un,” it was captioned. The image immediately caused a backlash, with some of his followers accusing him of ‘yellow-face’ and ‘racism’.
Continue reading: David Walliams Accused Of Racism Over Kim Jong-Un Halloween Costume
Minogue and Walliams were both guest on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show on Friday morning.
David Walliams and Dannii Minogue were involved in a rather bemusing on-air exchange on BBC Radio 2 this morning, as Walliams said the former ‘X Factor’ judge once booty-called him for late-night sex.
The remark came after Dannii told the show’s host, Chris Evans, that her fellow guest Walliams alarmed her on occasion, in what was an awkward encounter on Friday morning (February 24th).
Asked whether she found the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge “scary”, Dannii replied: “I do, I always have done. You know that. Do you see how he’s looking at me?” Walliams replied: “But you gave me a booty call once.”
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Judge Dixon referred to one act as "sexy chocolate men" on Wednesday night's semi-final, and was also criticised for pressing other judges' buzzers.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ viewers on social media are calling for judge Alesha Dixon to be kicked off the panel after she described one act on the show as “sexy chocolate men” on Wednesday night's semi-final.
The 37 year old singer, formerly of noughties girl group Mis-Teeq, made the remark while praising the opera group Vox Fortura after they gave a rendition of David Bowie’s ‘”Heroes”’. Four sexy chocolate men,” she said as they finished, “with amazing voices, polished to perfection. That was sensational.”
Immediately, irate fans took to Twitter to call for Dixon to make a public apology for the reference, while others demanded that she be fired from the show.
Continue reading: Alesha Dixon Slammed For 'Racism' During 'Britain's Got Talent'
Earlier this year Cowell took a dig at the comedian over his divorce from model Lara Stone.
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Amanda Holden has admitted that sometimes things can get a little too personal between Simon Cowell and David Walliams on the ITV talent show. Holden revealed that earlier this year Walliams became very ‘p**sed off’ with Cowell, after he joked about his recent divorce from model Lara Stone.
David Walliams was left shocked when Simon Cowell mentioned his divorce during ‘BGT’.
The incident happened when Cowell asked a contestant “Why aren’t you married?”, to which Walliams interrupted to ask the music mogul the same question. But Cowell quickly fired back at Walliams and asked him “Well, why aren’t you married?”.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren't the only special guests at the Royal James Bond screening.
The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere
The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.
Not much is changing as the talent completion enters its 10th series.
Simon Cowell and the producers of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ have confirmed the judging panel will remain the same as the show enters its 10th series. Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will all be back next year, as will hosts Ant and Dec.
Simon Cowell has revealed the 2016 ‘‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judging panel.
"I can't believe that in 2016 we are going to celebrate ten series of ‘Britain's Got Talent’. So, let's make this a special year and we want the best of the best to come and audition. There will be lots of surprises in store,” Cowell said.
The couple, who have a two year old son together, have been estranged for six months after a five year marriage.
The pair agreed to a trial separation in March, but will be asking a judge at London’s Central Family Court on Thursday (September 10th) to formally bring to an end their five-year marriage. If the ‘decree nisi’ is accepted, then their union could be over in the next six weeks.
The ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge, 44, and supermodel, 31, have been separated from over six months, since Stone left the marital home in North London back in March, taking their two year old son Alfred and pet dog Bertie with her. However, she reportedly re-settled in rented accommodation just three miles away in an upmarket area.
Continue reading: David Walliams And Lara Stone Set To Finalise Divorce
The new X Factor judge reveals he's Simon Cowell's new best friend
It was a bromance that everyone could get involved with as straight-laced Simon Cowell found a new goofy love with silly man David Walliams on the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel. Unfortunately for Walliams, it seems that Cowell enjoys that style of friendship so much he’s found a replacement Walliams on his other judging panel: The X Factor.
Hipster Nick is in and comedian David is out
According to Nick Grimshaw, one of the two newest members of the Cowell’s singing talent contest, Walliams is out and he is in as Simon’s newest BFF.
Continue reading: David Walliams Is Out And Nick Grimshaw Is In!
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