Piers Morgan offers to replace David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent

Piers Morgan has offered to replace David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent


Piers, who was a judge on BGT between 2006 and 2010, reckons he’d get viewing figures up.

Although Britain’s Got Talent is still one of the most watched shows on TV, Piers pointed out there were even more watching during his time on the panel.

“When I was a judge the ratings were 20 million, and they’re half that now. I’m doing the maths and it doesn’t look good for Simon!” Piers said this week.

Piers told OK! magazine he’d happily return – if the money was right.

“I don’t think Simon Cowell could afford me,” Piers said, before declaring he wanted to be “head judge”.

“If Simon made me an offer I couldn’t refuse I would, and frankly looking at the performance of David Walliams, that question should come sooner rather than later!” Piers added.


Auditions for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, minus Piers, wrapped up filming earlier this month.

As well as the usual singers and dancers there was also a plate smashing routine that ended in chaos and a moving performance from a victim of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Only a few hundred made it through after showing off their talents in front of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent judges, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.


Auditions for Britain’s Got Talent 2018 will start on ITV later this year.

No air date has been revealed just yet, but typically the show launches in April.