David Walliams is said to have quit Britain’s Got Talent.

The comedian and author has been a judge on the show’s panel for a decade, but he has received backlash of late after he was forced to apologise after the release of leaked voice notes from his time on the show.

His derogatory and sexist remarks included calling one BGT contestant a "c**t" and saying about another: "She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don't."

David has since apologised for such remarks, labelling them as “disrespectful”.

“I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain's Got Talent in 2020,” the 51 year old wrote earlier this month.

"These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry."

Following the news of his voice notes, it’s believed that he’s quit BGT. The Little Britain star was part of the show’s original judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

"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 Sun.

"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.”

OK! have contacted David’s reps for comment.

While his exit has not been confirmed, a spokesperson from BGT revealed that David’s time on the upcoming series is very much “up in the air”.

“The judging panel for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 will be announced in due course,” the spokesperson said in a statement to the PA news agency.

“It’s still very much up in the air at the moment on whether David is going to take part in next year’s show.

“No decision, though, has been made as yet.”

It’s believed that auditions in front of the judging panel are not due to begin for another two months and that no one is currently contracted for the show.

In the leaked comments by David, he can be heard having a conversation with someone as he makes derogatory remarks and sexually explicit comments about participants auditioning for the show at the London Palladium in January 2020.

David referred to an older performer as a “c***” three times when he was out of earshot, following an unsuccessful audition.

During his audition, the contestant had engaged in light-hearted banter with the judges in which he made a jibe about David.

The transcript also shows further sexually explicit comments were made after a female contestant had walked off the stage.


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