Britain's Got Talent 2015 judges: David Walliams will miss show's launch

David Walliams (Britian's Got Talent 2015)

David Walliams will miss tomorrow's Britain's Got Talent 2015 launch.

The show's judges and hosts will kick off the new series in London on Thursday with their yearly media event, but David's set to skip it.

The Sun newspaper reports that David will instead be jetting out on holiday, with sources suggesting that he doesn't want to be quizzed by the press on his split from wife Lara Stone.

An insider told the tabloid: “The BGT launch is a massive deal and it is very rare that judges ever miss it. Simon Cowell will be there, as will Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden, but David will be on holiday.

“He has been very brave and kept up some of his media commitments but he was bound to face questioning about Lara. We can only assume the holiday was supposed to be a family break. It will make the trip doubly difficult.”

However a spokesperson for the show insisted that the trip was booked before the launch.

“David will be not be attending the press launch as he will be away," they confirmed. This is a pre- existing engagement which was booked before the date of the launch was set.”

We'll be at the launch tomorrow so be sure to check back to the site for interviews, pictures and videos as we grill the panel on the new series.

BGT will then kick off on telly this Saturday night at 8PM.

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