David Walliams nearly blinds Simon Cowell

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2014
Britain's Got Talent judges

Britain's Got Talent judges

David Walliams nearly blinded his fellow 'Britain's Got Talent' judge Simon Cowell because he was funnier than the comedian during auditions

David Walliams nearly blinded Simon Cowell for being funnier than him on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Fellow judge Amanda Holden has teased a more volatile relationship between her co-stars - who are known for their humorous banter - in the new series and has revealed Simon, 54, narrowly missed an injury after David, 42, threw a pen at him.

Quizzed about the pair's relationship this series, Amanda told BANG Showbiz: "It's actually gone quite sour! Simon is much funnier than David this year, I'm not even lying. And David has been quite violent towards him. He threw a pen at him and nearly blinded him!

"Simon said he wanted the truth to come out so I'm telling you now ... he threw a pen and it just missed his eye. It could have been dangerous."

Meanwhile, fellow judge Alesha Dixon has seen a softer side to Simon - who welcomed his first child, baby Eric, with girlfriend Lauren Silverman in February - but admits he is still a "harsh" judge on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

Speaking on the red carpet at the launch of the new series in London yesterday (09.04.14), she said: "Simon's in the best mood I've ever seen him, he's lovely to be around. There's something that a newborn baby brings, and that is joy - and it radiates from him! However, he's still harsh, as we love him to be, on the panel and I wouldn't want him to change. I think that's why we all love him judging, because he's so honest and he says what a lot of people are thinking. That hasn't changed."

'Britain's Got Talent' is back on Saturday (12.04.14) at 7.15pm on ITV.

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