Britain's Got Talent 2014: David Walliams defends foreign acts

David Walliams (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams has defended the show from featuring foreign acts.

Once again this year the series has come under attack for showcasing many auditionees from other countries.

In some cases acts haven't even been able to speak a word of English with translators needed to communicate between them and the panel.

But speaking to Radio 2 last week, David backed the decision to allow such contestants to try out for the series.

“Because Attraction from Hungary won last year we now get lots of acts from around the world coming, because the show now is seen as a big worldwide talent show," he said.

BGT boss Simon Cowell previously said he was "flattered" that acts travelled from across the globe to audition.

“I think it’s quite flattering that they fly all that way to enter this show because they see it as the flagship show, but it means our Brits have got to step it up now," he said.

Meanwhile in an interview after completing all of the auditions for the new series, David teased: “You’d be surprised, there are a lot of great people there.”

He continued: “This year we had a man who had dancing owls. He owned 20 owls and they danced. Of course they didn’t dance, and we said: 'Are you married?' and he said, 'Don’t need too, I’ve got owls. So what did he do with those owls?!”

David went on to reveal that the Britain's Got Talent 2014 start date is currently set for April with the live shows in May.

Browse pictures of the judges arriving for the last auditions in London earlier this month below...

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