Bruno Tonioli has taken over as a judge on Britain's Got Talent for David Walliams

Britain's Got Talent with Bruno Tonioli

On the judging panel for the upcoming season of Britain's Got Talent, former Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has taken David Walliams' place.

For ten years, Walliams worked with Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, and Amanda Holden.

However, he acknowledged in November that he had made "disrespectful remarks" about two competitors in a prior series.

At the first judges' audition for the new series on Tuesday at the London Palladium, Tonioli, who left Strictly in 2021, was present with his new co-stars.

"This is Britain's Got Talent. I'm so happy," he exclaimed. "It's my first show; I have no idea what will happen, but I'm sure it will be fantastic. ".

Left-right: Bruno Tonioli, Ant McPartlin, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, Declan Donnelly and Simon Cowell on Britain's Got Talent
Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon, Ant, and Dec are all still present.

Before leaving the BBC program, Tonioli, one of the original Strictly judges, appeared in every season.

The US version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars, still features him as a judge. He appeared on both series for many years, traveling weekly between the US and the UK.

However, Covid travel restrictions made that arrangement challenging, and in 2020 he only appeared on Strictly via Zoom from the US.

The following year, he made clear that he would no longer be participating in the competition, and Anton Du Beke took his place as a judge going forward.

File photo dated 20/1/2020 of (left to right) judges David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon arrive for Britain's Got Talent auditions held at The London Palladium, Soho in London
Since 2012, David Walliams has served alongside Cowell, Holden, and Dixon on the jury.

When Walliams joined Britain's Got Talent in 2012, he quickly gained notoriety for his playful rivalry with Cowell.

After a recording of him making offensive and sexually explicit remarks during a break in filming in 2020 was leaked to The Guardian newspaper, the comedian and children's author apologized last year.

The show's producers claimed they had talked to him about his "future professional conduct" after he claimed the comments "were never intended to be shared.".

With his former Little Britain co-star Matt Lucas, Walliams teased a new project in December.

Source link

You've successfully subscribed to NewsNow
Great! Next, complete checkout to get full access to all premium content.
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in.
Unable to sign you in. Please try again.
Success! Your account is fully activated, you now have access to all content.
Error! Stripe checkout failed.
Success! Your billing info is updated.
Billing info update failed.