Amanda Holden ‘always supportive’ of David Walliams despite Britain’s Got Talent drama
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 22, 2023 - 11:09AM
Amanda Holden has admitted she was sad over her former co-star’s exit (Picture: PA)

has admitted how sad she was over ’s exit, after claims the former judge is taking legal action against the show’s production company.

It was claimed earlier this year that the 52-year-old comedian and children’s author was seeking ‘significant damages’  after he  before being replaced by .

He was axed from the programme when an expletive rant including vile comments he made about a contestant were L***ed, which 

Walliams later .

Details from court papers have since allegedly been revealed, with Walliams said to be demanding £10million in damages after claiming that Fremantle Media, the company that distributes BGT, recorded conversations that he believed to be private for 10 years.

However, it has been after a format change in 2018, which could see all off-air comments made by the judges aired.

Media mogul , but Amanda has admitted she’s still talking to him.

David Walliams was axed from BGT after a recording was L***ed (Picture: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock)
Walliams later apologised for his comments (Picture: Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX/Shutterst)

In a new interview, the radio presenter said: ‘We love David.’

She clarified to : ‘Well, Alesha and I love David.

‘It was sad when he went.

‘I’m in touch with him. Always. We’re always supportive of David.’

Talking about former Strictly judge Bruno replacing Walliams, she added: ‘It’s always worrying when things change.

Bruno Tonioli stepped in as a judge this series (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

‘But Simon is the king of reinvention. Panels can always do with a little freshen-up, and it worked. I think the ratings were higher than previously.’

Prior to the start of auditions for last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, Walliams came under fire over .

He later , stating: ‘I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.

‘These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry.’

At the time, Amanda publicly backed Walliams, saying she was ‘team David’.

‘I would like to see the judging panel look like it did before. I think we’re a great team, we’re a family,’ she said to Good Morning Britain.