David Walliams: Simon Cowell more cocky
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 February 2014
David Walliams says Simon Cowell has become more "cocky" and is trying to outdo him in the comedy stakes on 'Britain's Got Talent' this year
David Walliams thinks Simon Cowell is trying to steal his comedy thunder on 'Britain's Got Talent'.
The camp comic - who sits on the judging panel with Simon, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden - has accused his fellow judge and the show's creator of trying outdo him with jokes and one-liners of his own.
And David believes Simon's recent personality change stems from his impending fatherhood.
David said: "Simon's got really cocky because he's impregnated a woman. I don't know if you've heard about it -- it's been quite a low-key story.
"He is making jokes the whole time and it's becoming very annoying. He's not funny ... he's funny peculiar, maybe.
"If I make a joke, he has to make one better. If I get on the stage, he has to get on the stage.
"He got up so a child could throw knives at him. But unfortunately, the child missed."
Fellow judge Amanda has also noticed the 54-year-old judge has become funnier this year, but she suspects Simon may have had some hired help.
She told The Sun newspaper: "Simon is being a bit funnier than David this year. I was thinking, 'Has he got a scriptwriter?' You can't normally top David."