David Walliams in new 800k BGT deal
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 October 2012
David Walliams has signed up for two more series of 'Britain's Got Talent' after securing a two-year deal worth a reported £800,000
David Walliams has signed up for two more series of 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The 'Little Britain' star has bagged a two-year deal worth a reported £800,000 to remain on the panel of the ITV1 talent search show until at least 2014, and hinted he is keen to take up a judging role on 'X Factor' afterwards because it looks "such a load of fun".
Speaking on ITV1's 'The Jonathan Ross Show', in an interview which airs tonight (13.10.12), he said: "I've agreed to do two more. I can't wait. It's going to be a great series.
"Watching 'The X Factor' now, I'm quite jealous that I'm not there because it's such a load of fun."
David and Simon Cowell's 'bromance' became the talk of the last series of 'Britain's Got Talent' - which was won by dancing dog act Ashley and Pudsey - and he's already tried out new jokes on the music mogul at Holly Valance's wedding in Los Angeles.
He added: "I was taking the mickey out of Simon and he kept saying, 'Save it for the show'. I love being with him - there's never a dull moment."
Amanda Holden also looks set to return to the show's panel after revealing earlier this week Simon has guaranteed her a place on the programme for life.
She said: "I defy him to sack me! Someone said to me as long as 'BGT' is running Simon says I'm on it, which is lovely.
"I don't feel the show has had its day at all! I always get bulls*****d by the producers and Simon for saying it, but I think 'BGT' is a better show than 'X Factor'.
"Purely because it's got variety. More than ever people are thinking outside the box. It must be hard to be a judge on a show when there are only singers. I'd run out of things to say."