Britain’s Got Talent 2012: ITV and Simon Cowell considering delay and censorship on live show because of rude David Walliams!
Simon Cowell is seemingly a little bit nervous about the antics of David Walliams, when the Britain’s Got Talent live shows start this May and has reportedly asked for a ninety second delay on the live episodes.
New judge David is well known for his risque jokes and unpredictable behaviour and is always a popular chat show guest, because of his hilarious and spontaneous conduct.
However, after landing themselves in hot water with OFCOM on numerous occasions – most recently because of The X Factor’s Frankie Cocozza who swore on live TV before the watershed, when he escaped elimination – ITV bosses are reticent to let Walliams loose without first taking some precautions.
Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern has admitted that Cowell is a bit nervous about what Walliams might get up to and revealed:
“I’m worried what David will be like at the live shows, there’s no controlling him!
“Simon did say he was contemplating having a 90-second delay because of David.”
Ant and Dec recently revealed that during the UK auditions for the ITV show, David frequently wound up Simon, by flirting with, massaging and touching the TV boss behind the scenes.
During the tryouts, the Little Britain star frequently entertained the crowd by performing funny and suggestive dances at the judges table, rubbing his nipples in Cowell’s direction and he even proposed to the music mogul.
Insiders told The Daily Star that although Simon finds David hilarious and hired him just because of his infectious sense of humour, he is slightly concerned about what might come out of his mouth during the adrenaline rush caused by live TV.
Therefore he is considering having a delay on the live show, allowing producers to quickly cut out any rude jokes or offensive (but probably quite funny) comments that may be made.
Amanda Holden certainly thinks the actor should probably be edited and she joked:
“He was just outrageous and hilarious. I don’t know how he gets away with it.
“The live shows can’t be stopped, they can’t be edited. There will be no going back.”
Do you think Simon and ITV should go ahead with the live delay? Do you want to see David Walliams censored? Leave your comments below….