Britain’s Got Talent 2012: David Walliams says being on BGT has been “like a reinvention” of himself

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While speaking to the Daily Mirror about his role as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent – to which he is of course returning next year – comedian and author David Walliams has revealed that being a part of the show was akin to “reinventing” himself.

Prior to becoming a judge on BGT, David had of course been best known for his comedy roles and shows, and arguably of those, he was best known for his role alongside Matt Lucas in Little Britain.

He told the paper, “Britain’s Got Talent gave me a whole new lease of life where people could see me as myself…

“It was nice to be me rather than a character in a sketch and it seemed to work.

“When you’ve not got a script, people start to see you as you…

“I felt like it was a reinvention for me.”

Adding that he can’t wait to start filming for next year’s BGT, David added, “The most important thing is we find really talented people.

“With those shows, no matter how much amusement the judges are providing, or how fantastic Ant & Dec are being, you need to find someone at the end of it who’s going to have a career afterwards.”

But of the prize fund for the 2013 winner, he joked, “I think Simon [Cowell] should round it up to a million!”

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