Walliams offered BGT role

David Walliams has been offered the role of judge on the next series of 'Britain’s Got Talent', it emerged today.

David Walliams has been offered the role of judge on the next series of 'Britain’s Got Talent', it emerged today.

The Little Britain star, 39, was approached by ITV to fill one of the vacancies after Simon Cowell announced that he was quitting the audition stage of the show to focus on the US version of the 'X Factor' and Piers Morgan landed a deal to replace Larry King in the US.

A friend said that the comic, who married supermodel Lara Stone in May, had not yet signed a contract for the next series.

The friend said: “He is a huge fan of the show but he’s not committed to it yet.”

Comic Paul O’Grady has been linked with filling one of the judges’ places, next to Amanda Holden who is expected to return in the role.

O’Grady said recently: “I have not been formally approached, but I would consider it. I think that show needs something now.”

A source told The Sun that Walliams had been offered £500,000 (€600,000) to be a judge, but added: “David’s unsure about being on the panel with another comedian.

“He wouldn’t want to be in a battle for the limelight with another quick-fire joker.”

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