David Walliams says even ‘snob’ acts want to appear on BGT after Covid lockdown

David Walliams has opened up about how the Covid-19 pandemic has made people feel differently about auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent

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Britain’s Got Talent: First time seeing new series starting April 16

David Walliams has stated that even actors who were previously “a bit snobby” about appearing on Britain’s Got Talent have now auditioned for the show following the Covid-19 lockdown.

The comic and author, 50, was on the talent show’s jury alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

He said the pandemic has been so harsh on performers that many who once looked down on the BGT, now think “we need this”.

The ITV variety competition will return to the small screen after being canceled in 2021.

The difficulty of filming during the pandemic is compounded by the fact that actors often travel across the UK and other parts of the world to participate.

And while describing the atmosphere during the filming of this year’s edition at the London Palladium, David said: “I think it’s a pretty nice celebration, because if you’re a performer, you’re in the running. going to the clubs, and the pubs and everything, you probably haven’t had a chance to perform in a long time.

Britain’s Got Talent is about to return to TV



“So I can see it’s very emotional for everyone to be back on stage.

“Obviously people are very emotional going on stage at Palladium, because this is the home of entertainment in the UK, the likes of Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli have all been on that stage.”

He continued, “There’s something really magical about going on stage and 3,000 people all giving a round of applause. It’s a great feeling.

“Not everyone can do that. I mean, most people don’t. Most of us, who may not be performers, get to experience that. So I think it’s kind of emotional and meaningful.

“I also think some people might be a little snobby about being on this year’s show because they feel like, ‘Wow, last year was tough, we need this. We would love to have this exposure and the opportunity to attend the Royal Variety Show’. “

Judge Amanda, 51, also admitted to having tears in her eyes while filming and said their return to the show was a “phenomenon”.

The judges welcomed the return of Britain’s Got Talent



She added: “When I walked into the Palladium, that iconic building, and stepped onto the stage, I almost burst into tears when I saw a proper audience there for the first time in a long time.

“We’ve always placed the audience on the fifth judge and are part of our BGT family, and for them to go missing all the time, I actually feel pretty sad.

“So it was an overwhelming and joyful moment to see them all in front of us. And they were so excited about it. It felt like they missed us as much as we missed them. “

Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm.

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