David Walliams’ BGT replacement ‘revealed’ as three favourites emerge for judging gig | The Sun

DAVID Walliams' replacement on Britain's Got Talent has been "revealed" as three famous faces emerge as favourite, according to bookies.

The comedian, 51, stepped down from the popular talent show after a decade of being a judge.

But hot off the heels of David's exit, a number of famous names have been thrown in the hat to replace him on the panel.

Ladbrokes latest betting make Love Island narrator Iain Stirling the early favourite to replace him with odds of 4/1.

Comedians Mo Gilligan and Joe Lycett follow close behind with 6/1.

Elsewhere, 33/1 says a return for Piers Morgan is on the cards, while Matt Hancock is a rank 50/1 outsider for the job.


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Meanwhile, viewers of the ITV show have already put names forward to step into the role.

Many took to social media to push a number of TV stars forward, including Britain's Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern.

Flooding Twitter, other names put into the hat by viewers included former TV judge Piers Morgan and the America's Got Talent panel.

"There is only one man who can replace David Walliams as BGT Judge… STEPHEN MULHERN!" one penned.

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Another chimed in: "I agree, Stephen would be great," as a third said: "I always thought that Stephen Mulhern was a better fit for BGT."

"Piers Morgan, please come back to BGT, it needs you," someone else wrote, as another agreed: "David Walliams out to bring in Piers."

TV presenter Stephen, 45, has long presented the extra show Britain's Got More Talent – often appearing alongside BGT hosts Ant and Dec.

While Piers, 57, took to the judging panel on BGT from 2007 to 2010, also judging on America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2011.

It comes after it was revealed that David plans to step down from the show after he was forced to apologise for foul-mouthed comments about contestants.

Moves are underway to replace David Walliams after a decade on the judging panel alongside Simon, Amanda and Alesha.

A source close to David said: “David has decided to bow out after a ten-year run. He wants to leave on a high after a wonderful time.

"Being on the show has been a huge source of entertainment and joy for him and he is arguably the most popular member of the panel.”

The source added of the star, who is also a best-selling children’s author outside of his work on Britain's Got Talent: “He hasn’t taken the decision lightly, but it feels like time to move on and focus on his other projects.

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“His team have quietly been having conversations over the past few days where it has been made clear that David is readying himself to step down – and then producers will start to think about who might replace him.

“His exit might not be popular with fans who adore him.

“But for David it appears that now, after an amazing ten years on the show, it is the right time to move on.

“Things haven’t been finalised but it’s highly unlikely David will be back on BGT.”

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