David Walliams: I am BGT's court jester

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 March 2012
David Walliams

David Walliams

David Walliams thinks he is the "court jester" of 'Britain's Got Talent'

David Walliams thinks he is the "court jester" of 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The 'Little Britain' comedian - who sits alongside show boss Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the judging panel of the ITV1 series - admitted programme chiefs originally tried to censor his risque jokes, which means he has imposed a "second's delay" in his brain.

He said: "Simon is the king and I'm the court jester. I asked the producers, 'Can I make jokes about Simon? About him being camp? About being friends with Sinitta? About his hair?' And they said, 'No, no, no.'

"The first act came on and said, 'My dream is to perform in front of the Queen,' and I said, 'Well, he's right here -- go ahead'. The innuendo-meter is definitely a problem. I'm going to have to have a second's delay in my brain."

However, David explained appearing on 'Britain's Got Talent' has given him a "manic energy", which can offered be followed by a "kind of manic depression".

He added in an interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine: "For me there's a kind of manic depression that happens where there's been a manic phase of creativity or performing.

"I mean, even just being in front of the audience of 'Britain's Got Talent', I do have this manic energy, and that has to be counter-balanced with something. That's just the way things are."

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