Britain's Got Talent 2013: David Walliams feared for Simon Cowell in Glasgow

Simon Cowell

David Walliams has admitted he feared for Simon Cowell when Britain's Got Talent auditions took place in Glasgow earlier this year.

The Little Britain comic was worried for his Simon after he got a rather nasty reception from the audience.

Speaking to The Sun's TV magazine about the auditions North of the border, David said: "If you’re in Glasgow, it’s best to say yes to the people on stage who are Scottish, otherwise the atmosphere does sour quite dramatically."

He explained: "There were some Scottish kids who came on who were fine – they weren’t going to win – but I think Simon and one of the girls said no to them and we kind of never recovered the atmosphere that day.

"When the next contestant came on, the audience booed them just because they weren’t the kids who had been turned down. Obviously you can’t just say yes to people because they’re Scottish and you’re in Scotland, but they have a huge sense of national pride which I completely understand.

"But it was like: ‘Oh my God, Simon Cowell’s going to get lynched!’"

But while Scotland auditions proved a bit worrying, try outs in Manchester went a lot better.

David said: "Manchester’s always great. It’s such a fun city. So many talented people are from the north – most of the defining bands and so many great comedians."

Britain's Got Talent 2013 continues this Saturday night on ITV.

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