David Walliams weighs in on Cowell-Forsyth BGT debate

David Walliams has hit out at criticisms by Sir Bruce Forsyth about allowing young contestants on 'Britain's Got Talent', saying he would have been "desperate" to appear on the show if he was as talented as 14-year-old contestant Jack Carroll at his age

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David Walliams at Britain's Got Talent auditions

David Walliams

David Walliams has weighed in on Sir Bruce Forsyth and Simon Cowell's debate about youngsters appearing in talent shows.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge defended his fellow panellist Simon - who clashed with the 85-year-old star in recent weeks after he criticised 'BGT' for allowing young contestants to compete - by saying he would have been "desperate" to appear on the show if he was as talented as 14-year-old finalist Jack Carroll at his age.

He wrote on Twitter: "As for kids taking part on #BGT if I'd had the talent of @fatjacko at 14 (or even now) I would have desperately wanted to be on the show.

"#BGT is a huge opportunity to launch a a career, win a huge amount of money and perform before the Queen (Elizabeth not @SimonCowell ) (sic)"

David then backed up his own argument by saying 28-year-old contestant Alice Fredenham - who reportedly suffered a panic attack after she performed during the live 'BGT' semi-final on Tuesday night before being told she hadn't got through to the final - went "to pieces" on the show.

He tweeted: "The only contestant to go to pieces on this series of #BGT was Alice Fredenham. She is 28."

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