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Simon Cowell is 'desperate for a knighthood' says David Walliams

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Simon Cowell is 'desperate' to get a Knighthood, his fellow reality telly judge David Walliams has claimed.

Comedian David, who judges on Britain's Got Talent alongside Simon, says the X Factor boss is keen to get noticed by the Queen.

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But David reckons such an accolade would be "annoying".

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV this Saturday night, David says: "He is so competitive. He thinks he should get a knighthood. Maybe one day he will.

“It would be annoying if he was Sir Simon. If you are a Sir then you have to call them that, so it is like heralding their arrival. He would not be shy about it."

David concluded: "I hope and pray that he never gets one.”

David also reveals how Simon has begun a new cycling regime to get around London... sort of.

“His partner said, ‘Oh, he’s cycling to work now’," David tells Jonathan “Then I found out it is an electric bike and you don’t have to pedal.”

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And David claimed that Simon was 'addicted' to judging, recalling: “He once asked my mum to bake him a Victoria sponge cake.

“He tasted it and went, ‘Oh, bit dry’. He could not help judging it.”

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