Britain’s Got Talent 2012: David Walliams has QUIT new quiz show, I Love My Country!

by Lynn Rowlands

Back in the summer – remember summer? It was that day you went out without a coat on and opened a window – Britain’s Got Talent host David Walliams began working on a new quiz show entitled, I Love My Country…

As we reported at the time, he tweeted how happy he was to be taking part in the show alongside team captains Frank Skinner and Micky Flanagan. In July, just hours after recording a pilot episode for the show, David tweeted that it was “really funny” and that he couldn’t wait for it to air.

The next day, the show’s producer Spencer Millman said on Twitter, “After watching last nights studio rushes all I can say is I am a lucky man to have been able to work with such amazing talent.”

However, it’s been reported by the Daily Mirror today that “after weeks of rehearsals” David has mysteriously quit the show, citing his reason for exiting as being his busy schedule…

The paper adds, “A spokesman said David had quit to concentrate on new BBC1 sitcom Autumn Leaves, in which he will play a chemistry teacher at a gritty inner-city school.”

A show insider added, “We are really disappointed to lose David but agree, in view of his other commitments, it is the right decision.”

And David’s representative concluded, “David wishes Micky, Frank and everyone on the show the best.”

David’s role on the quiz show – which is due to air next year – will now apparently be taken by Gaby Logan.

I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more to this than David being “too busy” because the man is a consummate professional and I really think it’d take something major to make him pull out of a commitment.

Do you have any ideas why he’s bailing from I Love My Country at this late-ish stage?

For now, here’s a reminder of David’s recent appearance on Loose Women…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.