BGT's David Walliams mocks Simon Cowell over knighthood

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Britain's Got Talent hasn't even returned to our screens yet and David Walliams is already mocking Simon Cowell.

Last series saw David dressing up as his fellow judge and also having a cheeky dig at him during his Royal Variety monologue, but now David has joked that Simon is a bit annoyed he hasn't got a knighthood yet.

"Simon definitely thinks he should have a knighthood," he told The Mirror. "I don't know why, I don't know what he thinks he's done! Maybe by just being famous for long enough.

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"What he doesn't realise is you have to do something positive, you can't just spread evil and think you'll get one. So I think he's a bit peeved about it. I think he thinks he was going to get one at one stage."

Having said that, David is slightly glad that Simon hasn't received a knighthood yet – as it would change the way he refers to him.

"It would be annoying to have to call him Sir Simon, I wouldn't like that, so I really hope it doesn't happen," he quipped.

David's fellow BGT judges have been trying to cheer him up recently, not over the lack of a knighthood, but because his stint as The Nightly Show host sort of flopped a bit.

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"The wolves came out for him," explained Alesha Dixon. "It's tough with a new show. Remember when Good Morning Britain first came on and they were crucified? Now people love it. He's thick-skinned and riding the storm."

His mood probably wasn't helped by the fact that a dog peed on his shoes during an audition for the new series of Britain's Got Talent – although maybe Simon found it amusing...

Britain's Got Talent returns this Saturday (April 15) at 8pm on ITV.

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