BGT finalist throws support behind David Walliams after leaked c*** recordings

One Britain's Got Talent finalist has thrown his full support behind judge David Walliams after leaked recordings emerged of him branding an elderly contestant a "c***".

In the recordings, David went from using the offensive word to claiming another contestant thought he wanted to have sex with her.

He could be heard saying: "She's like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f**k them, but you don't.

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"She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don't."

Walliams has since offered an apology for the comments, but some stars – including X Factor's Katie Waissel – are still calling for him to be sacked from the show.

But finalist Tom Ball has offered the judge his support, branding him a "genuine" person.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star, former teacher Tom said: "I mean, I haven’t followed it that closely, because if I’m being honest my experience with David was absolutely fantastic.

"He was a really kind, genuine man who took the time to talk with us and interact with us. He was really encouraging of my singing, but also and equally my teaching."

Since leaving the show, Tom has been able to set up his own online music school, Tom Ball's Rising Stars.

"A large part of setting that up is down to David's comment of, 'You never forget a good teacher'. I never want to lose that – I still want to have that connection with young people to inspire and educate them."

Opening up on what the other BGT stars are like in real life, Tom confessed: "Ant and Dec are exactly like they are on TV, they are so lovely. They came over, shook all our hands, were really bubbly and lovely.

"I managed to see Amanda [Holden] outside of the theatre and she just gave me the biggest hug and wished me all the best.

"It was a really lovely, genuine experience with the judges. I’ve not got a bad word to say about them because they really made it an enjoyable experience."

Tom is now an ambassador for Diabetes UK, helping to raise awareness of the condition after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child.

He is working throughout World Diabetes Month to share his own story, explaining he was first diagnosed after spotting the 'three Ts' – tired, thirsty, toilet and thin.

He said: "It was a shock for me and for my family, I’ve lived with it ever since.

"The way I was first diagnosed was I lost a lot of weight. I was incredibly thirsty to the point where I’d drink like a whole bottle of water before I’d even got to school. Then I’d obviously need the toilet quite consistently, and I was really tired."

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The star confessed managing his condition is "a challenge every single day".

He explained: "Type 1 diabetes specifically never goes away, there’s no cure. You can only attempt to manage the best you can, and managing it is incredibly difficult.

"The weather affects my diabetes, my stress level affects it. For me, changing the seasons from winter to summer are awful times. Temperature is a really big factor for me. Managing it is never an exact science."

And his advice for the newly diagnosed?

"I still have days where I’m absolutely awful and wish I didn’t have it. But then you have those good days as well.

"My message to any newly diagnosed diabetic would be hang in there, you’re stronger than you think! it will become easier and there are so many people out there who are willing and happy to help, including me."


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