Britain's Got Talent 2014 judge David Walliams has received a mega pay rise for his third series it's been revealed.
And the news doesn't come from 'sources' or 'insiders' but rather Simon Cowell's own mouth.
The music mogul revealed that David had managed to bag himself a better deal this year after his original two-year contract ran out after being signed in 2012.
During filming of auditions, Simon warned one group of 50 dancers that the show's £250,000 prize wouldn't go that far between them.
“I don’t understand why you would come on a show like this. There are so many of you," he said.
But David hit back: “It’s not all about the money Simon.”
However music mogul Simon retorted: “Well, judging from the lengthy negotiations you’ve had over your new three-year contract with ITV, it clearly is all about the money, David.”
A show source added to the Daily Star newspaper today: “The crowds were in stitches. For once Simon got the better of David.”
Britain’s Got Talent 2014 will air on ITV in the Spring.
Browse pictures of the Britain's Got Talent judges filming the new series in Belfast below...