Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams has confessed he’s trying to reign himself in for the live shows in May, but revealed his "innuendo-meter" was causing problems!
In an interview with Harpers Baazar, David reveals this month he was originally banned from making any jokes about Simon Cowell.
The comic told the publication's April issue: "Simon is the King and I'm the court jester. I asked the show's producers, 'Can I make jokes about Simon? About him being camp? About being friends with Sinitta? About his hair?' And they said, 'No, no, no'.
"Then the first act came on and said, 'My dream is to perform in front of the Queen', and I said, 'Well, he's right here - go ahead'."
With the live shows just weeks away, David went on to admit: "The innuendo-meter is definitely a problem. I'm going to have to have a second's delay in my brain."
It's been reported that bosses are so worried about what David may say, that Simon wants a 90 second delay on the show to quickly edit out any inappropriate comments!
Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern explained: “Simon did say he was contemplating having a 90-second delay because of David.
“I’m worried what he will be like at the live shows.
“There’s no controlling him!”
Veteran BGT judge Amanda Holden shared the fears, joking: “What am I looking forward to most? The live shows – and what David is going to say to Simon!
“He was just outrageous and hilarious. I don’t know how he gets away with it.
“The live shows can’t be stopped, they can’t be edited. There will be no going back”
However all that mental effort may not be necessary, as Britain’s Got More Talent host Stephen Mulhern recently admitted that Simon Cowell and ITV bosses are considering censoring David, by implementing a ninety second delay, allowing time for any offensive content to be cut.
Walliams also confessed that he worries about the affect Britain’s Got Talent will have on his mental health. He has previously admitted that he was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when he was younger and admitted to going through periods of intense self-loathing and suffered a mental breakdown. David also suffered from insomnia for nine months until he sought professional help.
He worries that his condition will flare up because of all the BGT pressure and added:
“For me there’s a kind of manic depression that happens where there’s been a manic phase of creativity or performing,” he said. “I mean, even just being in front of the audience of Britain’s Got Talent, I do have this manic energy, and that has to be counter-balanced with something…That’s just the way things are.”
The full interview in contained in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK this Monday, April 2.