David Walliams apologies for wrestling Simon Cowell

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 April 2014
David Walliams

David Walliams

'Britain's Got Talent' judge David Walliams was forced to apologise to Simon Cowell after wrestling his boss and co-star when he tried to put a stop to an act the other panelists wanted to see

David Walliams had to apologise after wrestling Simon Cowell on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

The former 'Little Britain' star tackled his boss during an audition after the 54-year-old star tried to stop an act the rest of the panel wanted to continue, and he was told he had crossed a line.

David told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Simon is quite a serious person and he doesn't want me dragging him down to my level, as I learned at one point when we had a wrestle.

"There were a couple called Que Sera, who sang 'Love Changes Everything', and he said, 'Oh I hate this song'. But we all wanted to hear it.

"So he tried to put is hand in the air to stop the song and we ended up wrestling. He said, 'I'm a serious music mogul, people can't see me wrestling on TV.' "

It turns out this isn't the first time David has been given a dressing-down from Simon, who was less than impressed when his co-star hit him with a pen he threw during one of the shows.

He added: "He had a word with me too over pen-gate - when I lobbed a pen at him during one show. It turns out that I'm a better aim than I thought - and I hit him.

"The thing is you are trying to be outrageous and funny, and you are going to fail some of the time. You see it over the years that comedians do get it wrong.

"So I had to say sorry to him about the whole thing. He just said to me afterwards, 'David, David that was too much', and I said, 'I'm very sorry. I'm sorry.' "

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