David Walliams 'cant believe' he gets paid for BGT

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 June 2013
Simon Cowell enjoy a lap dance on BGT

David Walliams and Simon Cowell with a contestant on Britain's Got Talent

David Walliams "cant believe" he gets paid for being a judge on 'Britain's Got Talent', alongside Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden

David Walliams "cant believe" he gets paid for being on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The funnyman has so much fun working as a judge on the ITV show - which Hungarian act Attraction won earlier this month - and he puts it down to the chemistry he has with fellow judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden.

He told The Sun newspaper: "It was a brilliant series. I was a huge fan of the show before I was on it, but to be part of it is really magical and you can't believe you're actually being paid for it.

"The amount of fun we have is brilliant. You can't fake the chemistry. [Hosts] Ant and Dec are so in control, Simon and I have such fun together, I get to sit next to the beautiful Alesha, Amanda's got such a naughty sense of humour."

David admits even Simon's notoriously huge ego doesn't get in the way of the fun they have on the show.

He added: "There's one big ego on that show but even that can be pricked. Simon's brilliant fun. People think of him as being serious and pompous but he's really not and he doesn't take himself seriously.

"He said to me, 'Really, what have you ever done? I've changed the face of popular culture.'

"I said, 'Yeah, for the worse'. And he went, 'Well, I still changed it'."

Simon got the shock of his life during the final when he was pelted with eggs, but even that didn't dampen the show.

David added: "The egg-throwing blew over. What mattered in the end was the incredible talent that shone through."

Speaking about his 53-year-old friend, David said he hopes he settles down soon, rather than being a bachelor for the rest of his life.

He said: "He's got a very healthy attitude to life but he needs to get married or settle down soon, otherwise he is going to become Peter Stringfellow. I know lots of men would like to be Peter Stringfellow but I want my Simon to be happy and settled with a nice lady soon."

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