David Walliams shows off his rugged new look after BGT begins without him


David Walliams has stepped out for the first time since Britain’s Got Talent kicked off filming for its new series without him.

The presenter, 51, showed off his rugged new appearance as he headed out in London on Thursday, after ITV bosses confirmed that Bruno Tonioli had replaced him on the judging panel.

David left the BGT judging panel after being forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’ and making vile sexual remarks about a woman taking part in the show.

Out and about: David Walliams has stepped out for the first time since Britain's Got Talent kicked off filming for its new series without him

Out and about: David Walliams has stepped out for the first time since Britain’s Got Talent kicked off filming for its new series without him

Cutting a casual figure, David was a far cry from his clean-cut TV look as he headed out solo.

The comedian opted for a casual rust-coloured jacket and a khaki green shirt for the outing.

David, 51, has been replaced on the BGT judging panel by Bruno Tonioli, after the comedian was forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’ and making vile sexual remarks about a woman taking part.

Blast from the past! The presenter after ITV bosses confirmed that Bruno Tonioli had replaced him on the judging panel (David is pictured on BGT last year)

Blast from the past! The presenter after ITV bosses confirmed that Bruno Tonioli had replaced him on the judging panel (David is pictured on BGT last year)

Alesha did take to social media to pay tribute to David, writing on Instagram Stories: ‘Thank you @dwalliams for 10 amazing years on @bgt. I love you very much and will miss you dearly.’

David’s future on BGT was thrown into doubt after he described an elderly contestant as a c*** and made vile sexual remarks about a female who was also competing on the show. 

The comments, made in January 2020 during auditions at the London Palladium, were picked up on the programme’s microphones and revealed earlier this month.

In one incident, picked up on the show’s microphones, an older performer engaged in light-hearted banter with the judges in which he made a jibe about Walliams, an expose by The Guardian claimed.

Stepping out: Cutting a casual figure, David was a far cry from his clean-cut TV look as he headed out solo

Stepping out: Cutting a casual figure, David was a far cry from his clean-cut TV look as he headed out solo

After the audition, the pensioner left, after which Walliams is said to have described him as a ‘c**t’ three times.

In a separate incident, after a female contestant had walked off stage, Walliams remarked: ‘She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f*** them, but you don’t.’ He later added: ‘I know, she’s just like: ‘Oh, f*** off!’ I was saying, she thinks you want to f*** her, but you don’t.

‘It’s the last thing on your mind, but she’s like: ‘Yep, I bet you do!’

‘No I don’t! I had a bit of a b***r, but now it’s going, it’s now shrivelled up inside my body.’

Sources close to BGT said that David’s return was ‘very much under threat’ and he was ‘under the microscope’, with some senior staff saying that he should be immediately axed.

It's back! On Tuesday Bruno was finally unveiled as BGT's new judge, alongside Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell

It’s back! On Tuesday Bruno was finally unveiled as BGT’s new judge, alongside Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell

In a statement to The Guardian, the Little Britain star 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.’

A spokesman for ITV said: ‘We do not condone the language outlined in these allegations and we have spoken to the producers of Britain’s Got Talent. 

‘Duty of care towards all participants on any of our programmes is always of paramount importance and we have protocols and guidelines in place for all our production partners.’

At last! Bruno, 67, said: 'Here we are, Britain’s Got Talent. I am so excited. It’s my first show, I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant'

 At last! Bruno, 67, said: ‘Here we are, Britain’s Got Talent. I am so excited. It’s my first show, I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant’

Sweet: Alesha took to social media to pay tribute to David, writing on Instagram: 'Thank you @dwalliams for 10 amazing years on @bgt. I love you very much and will miss you dearly'

Sweet: Alesha took to social media to pay tribute to David, writing on Instagram: ‘Thank you @dwalliams for 10 amazing years on @bgt. I love you very much and will miss you dearly’

Britain’s Got Talent finally unveiled their judging line-up on Tuesday, as the show kicked off for another year – with Bruno Tonioli officially joining the panel.

Bruno, 67, said: ‘Here we are, Britain’s Got Talent. I am so excited. It’s my first show, I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m sure it’s going to be brilliant.’

And it appears the newest judge, who is being paid a whopping £850,000, is already making trouble, as the warm-up act Adam Khan reported.

They said that Bruno had pressed the Golden Buzzer, but had done so too early to avoid being beaten to the chase by Simon Cowell and Alesha Dixon, and so had pressed it during the act.

As a result, the moment had to be recorded all over again so that the cameras could be set up properly.

Revelation: David left the BGT judging panel after being forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a 'c***' and making vile sexual remarks about a woman taking part

Revelation: David left the BGT judging panel after being forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’ and making vile sexual remarks about a woman taking part



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