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Piers Morgan calls David Walliams 'one of the nastiest frauds in TV' as 'BGT' comments leak

Britain's Got Talent judges past and present Piers Morgan and David Walliams. (Getty)
Britain's Got Talent judges past and present Piers Morgan and David Walliams. (Getty)

Piers Morgan has called David Walliams 'one of the nastiest frauds in TV' after the star apologised for making derogatory remarks about Britain's Got Talent contestants.

The broadcaster weighed in after The Guardian reported that Walliams made comments about contestants during the recording of an episode of the ITV entertainment show at the London Palladium in January 2020.

Children's book author Walliams has apologised, saying in a statement: “I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.

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

The Guardian said it had seen a leaked transcript and that Walliams, a judge on the programme, referred to one contestant as a “c***”.

It reported that the contestant had bantered with the panel and when he walked off stage Walliams, 51, is said to have used the offensive word to describe him three times.

David Walliams has apologised. (PA)
David Walliams has apologised. (PA)

He reportedly said of a female trying out: “She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f*** them, but you don’t.”

“She thinks you want to f*** her, but you don’t,” he allegedly added.

The comments were apparently picked up by microphones.

Sharing a link to the story, Morgan tweeted: "Tip of the iceberg.. Walliams is one of the nastiest frauds in TV."

David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell in their judges' chairs. (Syco/Thames)
David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell in their judges' chairs. (Syco/Thames)

Walliams is a judge on the show alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, who did not make any derogatory comments.

A spokesperson for Syco Entertainment, which co-produces Britain’s Got Talent, told The Guardian that Cowell didn’t hear the alleged remarks.

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Britain’s Got Talent is a family show and we do not condone the use of any such language,” they said.

Yahoo has contacted ITV, Syco Entertainment and representatives for Walliams for comment.

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