Britain’s Got Talent fans reveal stars they want to replace David Walliams after judge quits

Britain’s Got Talent fans reveal stars they want to replace David Walliams after judge quits

Updated: 12 days, 13 hours, 38 minutes, 30 seconds ago

BRITAIN'S Got Talent fans have revealed a number of stars they want to see replace David Walliams after the judge quits the show.

Viewers of the ITV show have already put names forward to step into the role after news broke the comedian planned to step back.


Fans have been putting names forward for those to take over David's spot

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Among them is Britain's Got More Talent star Stephen Mulhern

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Many took to social media to push a number of TV stars forward, including Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern.

Flooding Twitter, other names put into the hat by viewers included former TV judge Piers Morgan and the America's Got Talent panel.

"There is only one man who can replace David Walliams as BGT Judge... STEPHEN MULHERN!" one penned.

Another chimed in: "I agree, Stephen would be great," as a third said: "I always thought that Stephen Mulhern was a better fit for BGT."

"Piers Morgan, please come back to BGT, it needs you," someone else wrote, as another agreed: "David Walliams out to bring in Piers."

"Actually, you know what I think could happen? Simon will bring Howie Mandel over from the States," a sixth added.

TV presenter Stephen, 45, has long presented the extra show Britain's Got More Talent - often appearing alongside BGT hosts Ant and Dec.

While Piers, 57, took to the judging panel on BGT from 2007 to 2010, also judging on America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2011.

Meanwhile, American star Howie, 66, who is close friends with head judge Simon Cowell, has been on AGT since 2010.

It comes after it was revealed that David plans to step down from the show after he was forced to apologise for foul-mouthed comments about contestants.

Moves are underway to replace David Walliams after a decade on the judging panel alongside Simon, Amanda and Alesha.

A source close to David said: “David has decided to bow out after a ten-year run. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time.

"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.”

The source added of the star, who is also a best-selling children’s author outside of his work on Britain's Got Talent: “He hasn’t taken the decision lightly, but it feels like time to move on and focus on his other projects.

“His team have quietly been having conversations over the past few days where it has been made clear that David is readying himself to step down – and then producers will start to think about who might replace him.

“His exit might not be popular with fans who adore him.

“But for David it appears that now, after an amazing ten years on the show, it is the right time to move on.

“Things haven’t been finalised but it’s highly unlikely David will be back on BGT.”

It comes after he was recently forced to apologise for foul-mouthed comments he made about BGT contestants in 2020.

He called one a “c***” three times and mocked another during breaks in filming for the show, which is often shown live on ITV.

David said in a statement earlier this month: “I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.

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


David is said to be stepping back from the show

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Howie Medel has also had his name put forward

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