David Walliams is ‘quitting Britain’s Got Talent’ after 10 years

David Walliams has reportedly quit Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years on the judging panel.

The comedian is set to quit the ITV show ahead of its 2023 series, weeks after he was forced to apologize for describing an older contestant as an a*** and making vile sexual remarks about a female contestant.

A source told The Sun: ‘He didn’t take the decision lightly but it feels like it’s time to move on.’

He went! David Walliams has reportedly quit Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years on the judging panel

Show bosses are already thought to be lining up a replacement before filming begins next year.

The insider added: ‘David has decided to quit after ten years of work. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time.

‘His team have been quietly holding talks over the past few days which have made it clear that David is about to step down – and then the producers will start thinking about who could replace him.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for David Walliams and BGT for comment.

It comes after fellow judge Amanda Holden publicly negotiated her Britain’s Got Talent contract with Simon Cowell live on stage.

The TV personality, 51, has been a judge on the ITV talent show for 15 years and is in talks to sign up for her 16th year.

However, Amanda decided to mention their contractual arrangements while representing her boss at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards on Monday, telling him ‘The deal is not done.’

Tell her: Amanda Holden publicly negotiated her Britain’s Got Talent deal with Simon Cowell live on stage

Amanda began by paying huge tribute to her friend, 61, before he received the Gong for Outstanding Philanthropic Generosity, reports The Mirror.

But quickly putting minutiae aside, Amanda then joked about her contract, telling the crowd: ‘I’m currently in negotiations for my 16th year on Britain’s Got Talent.’

To which the music mogul then replied: ‘The deal is done.’

Agreement? Amanda chose to mention their contractual arrangements while representing her boss at the Variety Club Showbusiness Awards on Monday, as she told him ‘There’s no deal’

However, Amanda was interested in some rough-and-tumble play outside the audience, then cheekily quipped: ‘No, it’s not. The deal was not made.’

Amanda looked sensational that night, wearing a teal dress with a thigh-high slit for the ceremony at the London Hilton in Park Lane.

While the blonde beauty negotiated her place on the judging panel, it appears judge David Walliams’ place is not guaranteed.

Role: The TV personality, 51, has been a judge on the ITV talent show for 15 years and is in talks to sign up for her 16th year (pictured with David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Simon LR)

Oti Mabuse is being considered as a replacement for David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent, following his vile remarks about two of the show’s contestants.

Reality show bosses discussed how Miss Mabuse – a former professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly – would be perfect for the role.

She is currently at the center of a tussle between ITV and the BBC, both of whom want her to star in their shows due to her huge popularity.

Important: Quickly putting the minutiae aside, Amanda then joked about her contract, telling the crowd: ‘I’m currently in negotiations for my 16th year on Britain’s Got Talent.’

wow: Amanda looked sensational that night, wearing a teal dress with a super thigh-high slit for the ceremony at London’s Hilton on Park Lane

A TV insider told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Oti’s name is in the frame. She is being touted as the perfect replacement for Walliams if ITV decides not to take him back.

“Numerous conversations are underway while negotiations are currently underway, but Oti is a clear path that many involved in BGT want to follow. They think she would be perfect.’

Miss Mabuse, 32, made her television judging debut on another of Simon Cowell’s shows, The Greatest Dancer, in 2018 and hit the ground running.

Uh oh: while the blonde beauty negotiated her seat on the panel, it appears judge David Walliams’ place is not guaranteed

Reality show bosses discussed how Miss Mabuse – a former professional dancer on BBC’s Strictly – would be perfect for the BGT role.

After leaving Strictly last year, the South African dancer was tapped by ITV to sit on the judging panel of their ice skating competition, Dancing On Ice. They also cast her as the host of their own dating show, Romeo and Duet.

But the BBC then brought her back for a new quiz show, The Tower, which she recently filmed for the broadcaster.

Walliams’ future on BGT remains in doubt after he described an older contestant as an a*** and made vile sexual remarks about a woman who also competed on the show.

The comments, made in January 2020 during auditions at the London Palladium, were picked up by the program’s microphones and released earlier this month.

Walliams’ future on BGT remains in doubt after he described an older contestant as an a*** and made vile sexual remarks about a woman who also competed on the show

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