Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams has apologized for making “disrespectful remarks” about the contestants during a break from filming the ITV talent show.
The comedian, 51, was noted for making offensive remarks and sexually explicit comments about participants auditioning for the show at the London Palladium in January 2020.
According to a leaked transcript seen by the Guardian, Walliams has suggested that Walliams called an older artist “c**t” three times when he had no headphones, after an unsuccessful audition labour.
During his audition, the contestant had light-hearted jokes with the judges in which he talked about Walliams, it was reported.
The transcript also showed other sexually explicit comments made after a female contestant walked off the stage.
In a statement, Walliams said: “I would like to apologize to those to whom I made disrespectful remarks during the filming of Britain’s Got Talent 2020.
“These are private conversations and – like most chats with friends – were never intended to be shared. However, I apologize. “
His comments were collected using microphones used to capture discussions among the judges, including Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.
In a statement, ITV said: “We do not tolerate the language outlined in these allegations, and we have spoken to the producers of Britain’s Got Talent.
“Our obligation to care for all participants in any of our programs is always paramount, and we have protocols and guidelines in place for all of our production partners. “
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