David Walliams Sues Production Company of Britain’s Got Talent
The former Britain’s Got Talent judge has officially filed a high court case against FremantleMedia its producer. By: Dylan Low
David Walliams has lodged a case against the production company of Britain’s Got Talent in relations to data protection. No other details have been disclosed yet.
He was part of Britain’s Got Talent judging panel from 2012 to 2022. A transcript of his offensive comments was leaked during an audition show at the London Palladium in January of 2022, showcasing that he had made derogatory and sexually explicit remarks about the contestants when recording the episode.
He disclosed in a statement after the incident, saying, “I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments during the film breaks 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."
Thames TV, the entertainment label of FremantleMedia, released their own statement following the controversy, “Although relating to a private conversation almost three years ago, the language used was inappropriate. Even though it was private, those involved have been spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities and the show’s expectations as to future professional conduct.”
Shortly after the leaked transcript, Walliams was replaced by Bruno Tonioli in January this year. Regarding the legal case, Walliam’s spokesperson and representatives have been approached for comment while FremanteMedia declined for comment.
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