If you've seen Britain's Got Talent and the likes, you'll be aware that occasionally, candid conversations between the judges after performances are sometimes edited into the footage.
The conversations are recorded via microphones that pick up their conversations - which are usually good-humoured and along the lines of 'He was amazing, wasn't he?' or 'I thinb she needs to go back to the drawing board', etc.
However, The Guardian have revealed that one of the judges - comedian and children's author David Walliams - was recorded making extremely derogatory remarks about a couple of contestants during a show that was recorded at the London Palladium in January 2020.
They have seen transcripts of the remarks, one which saw Walliams repeatedly refer to a man as a 'c*nt' and another where he referred to a woman as being "like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to fuck them, but you don’t."
Walliams was subjected to some light ribbing by the former, who was an elderly man who bantered with the judges and made a 'jibe' about Walliams. After he had left the stage, Walliams reportedly called him a 'c*nt' three times.
After another female contestant had finished her audition, he said "She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to fuck them, but you don’t. She thinks you want to fuck her, but you don’t."
He added: "I know, she’s just like: ‘Oh, fuck off!’ I was saying, she thinks you want to fuck her, but you don’t. It’s the last thing on your mind, but she’s like: ‘Yep, I bet you do!’ ‘No I don’t!’ I had a bit of a boner, but now it’s going, it’s now shrivelled up inside my body."
A spokesman for Syco, Simon Cowell's production company who make the show, released a statement that said: "We were unaware of the alleged conversation until contacted by the Guardian, and whilst it is not suggested Simon heard the alleged remarks, we can confirm he did not. Britain’s Got Talent is a family show and we do not condone the use of any such language."
Walliams himself released a statement saying "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.”