Piers Morgan poised to replace his enemy David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent
PIERS Morgan is poised to replace his enemy David Walliams on Britain’s Got Talent.
Sources say the Good Morning Britain presenter, 55, would bring some “edge” back to the show in the wake of falling viewing figures.
Piers was one of the show’s original judges, with Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell, when it started in 2007.
Meanwhile, The Little Britain comedian recently signed a mega-bucks one year extension to his contract with ITV, taking him to 2021.
A source said: “Britain’s Got Talent is one of the few Saturday night shows which continues to shine and stay relevant.
“But all shows need refreshing, and Piers will certainly do that. He has been approached by two senior execs and, for his part, has said he would do it if the terms are right.
“He will give the show back its edge and provide those brilliant water cooler moments. He will revitalise the series.”
Piers’ GMB deal expires next year and he will be free to begin filming for the 2022 series.
Earlier this year ITV approached him to stand in for Cowell, 61, who broke his back in a cycle accident.
But Piers turned it down, refusing to work with comic and author David, telling producers he was an “insufferable twerp”.
David, who has just signed a new megabucks deal with BGT — taking him to 2021 — reportedly threatened to quit if the pair were on the same panel.
The two have repeatedly exchanged barbs, with Piers also calling David, 49, “very, annoying” and accusing him of “lacking a pair”.
Piers said on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio that he did not know “what the hell would happen” after his GMB contract expires.
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