David Walliams brands Simon Cowell 'the most untalented person' on BGT

Comic Relief: David Walliams playfully calls Simon Cowell ‘the most untalented person’ that’s EVER been on Britain’s Got Talent’ as he makes cheeky dig at his co-star

David Walliams took a cheeky dig at Simon Cowell as he appeared on Comic Relief on Friday night. 

The comedian, 49, branded his Britain’s Got Talent co-star, 61, ‘the most untalented person’ that’s ever been on the show.

David was being quizzed by children when he made the sly remark, justifying his comment about Simon, by insisting: ‘He just sits there and says no to people.’

Cheeky dig: While appearing on Comic Relief on Friday night David Walliams branded Simon Cowell ‘the most untalented person’ that’s ever been on Britain’s Got Talent

One of the children asked who ‘the most untalented person’ is that David has ever had on Britain’s Got Talent.

Without missing a beat, the Little Britain comedian responded: ‘Simon Cowell. He just sits there and says no to people! We could all do that – that’s not a talent.’

Elsewhere, one of the children told David that they’d sent him a letter, because he is their ‘second favourite author.’

The youngster hilariously admitted that their teacher had told them to write to David because JK Rowling would be too busy to reply. 

Banter: David was being quizzed by children when he made the sly remark about Simon (pictured in 2013) 

Yikes! Justifying his rude comment about Simon, David insisted: ‘He just sits there and says no to people. We could all do that – that’s not a talent!’

David’s remark comes just six weeks after it was announced that this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent had been postponed until 2022 due to safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  

The hit ITV talent show had already been postponed due to safety concerns and the restrictions brought about by tier systems and lockdowns.

But several weeks of speculation, it was confirmed that the show will now not return to screens until 2022. 

Bosses of the show said that despite the efforts of the teams at ITV, Thames and head judge Simon Cowell’s Syco, they were forced to call plans off. 

Past BGT winner Ashley Banjo was drafted in at the 11th hour to serve as his replacement on the show last year when it aired several months later than usual.  

Pushed back: In January, it was announced that Britain’s Got Talent had been postponed until 2022 due to safety concerns amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Not happening: Bosses of the show said that despite the efforts of the teams at ITV, Thames and head judge Simon Cowell’s Syco, they were forced to call plans off

They said: ‘With our absolute priority of safeguarding the well-being and health of every person involved in the programme from judges, hosts and contestants to all of the crew and audience, the decision has been made to – unfortunately – move the record and broadcast of the 15th series of Britain’s Got Talent to 2022.

‘BGT is known for its diversity of talent with big dance groups, wonderful choirs and lavish orchestras at its heart, and it has become clear that not only is it not possible to film auditions with these types of acts in a secure way but also that they are not able to adequately rehearse and prepare safely.

‘Safety has to come first and, as a result, the recording of the show can’t currently go ahead as planned.’

The show, which features judges Simon, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, and David, has already faced its fair share of issues over the past year as, in addition to the pandemic, Cowell was forced to bow out after breaking his back.

Safety: Alesha recently said of the show being halted, ‘It’s obviously not an ideal situation, but the most important thing is the well-being of everyone who works on the show, and the public’

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