Britain's Got Talent 2016: David Walliams insists he's not jealous of other comedians!

It seems cheeky Simon Cowell has been up to mischief...

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David Walliams has insisted that he ISN'T jealous of the wannabe comedians on Britain's Got Talent 2016, despite Simon Cowell's best attempts to rile him!

The media mogul has taken his teasing of David to the next level this year by suggesting that he sees all the comic acts on the show as competition.

But it seems David hasn't bought in to the mind games, as he spoke yesterday of the thrill he gets when (genuinely) funny hopefuls take to the stage.

"That’s his running joke this year," the Little Britain star explained. "Whenever a comedian came on and did well, he said, 'are you alright David?'. He basically projects his own evil thoughts on us.

"He thinks I wouldn’t be pleased for someone else to do well in the field of comedy, and I would."

He continued: "I’m excited, it’s tough for the comics on this show. The audience have been there a long time, and they’re generally not as patient as they might be in a comedy club.

"It’s quite tough to talk before you do your act as well if you’re a comic, so it’s rare that they do well, and when they do it’s great."

While the comedians may not be troubling David, there is one person he may have to watch out for - his mum.

His own mother Kathleen stood in as a guest judge for Simon Cowell when he was late for one filming session, and it seems she made quite an impression.

Alesha Dixon described her as "amazing", while Amanda Holden remarked: "She's better than David!"

The new series of Britain's Got Talent kicks off this Saturday at 7.00pm on ITV.

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