David Walliams’ future as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent is “very much up in the air”, a spokesperson for the ITV programme has said, amid reports he is leaving the show after 10 years.
Walliams apologised recently for making “disrespectful comments” about contestants during the recording of an episode of the programme
following a Guardian report.
The Sun newspaper on Friday reported on its front page that Walliams was to step down from the show. But a spokesperson for BGT said no final decision had been taken around the 2023 judging lineup.
“The judging panel for Britain’s Got Talent 2023 will be announced in due course,” the spokesperson said.
“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.”
Walliams is part of the show’s judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
After the comedian was caught on camera making sexually explicit and disrespectful comments about contestants during the show's auditions in January 2020, he issued an apology earlier this month.
Walliams referred to an older performer as a “cunt” three times when he was out of earshot, after an unsuccessful audition.