Britain's Got Talent's David Walliams might not return after 2019

Stephanie Chase
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David Walliams has hinted he may not return as a judge on Britain's Got Talent after next year's series.

Speaking to Heat magazine, David said: "I have one more year, and then my contract is up. [After that?] We shall see."

The comedian has been on the BGT judging panel since 2012 when he and Alesha Dixon both joined the series after 2011 judges David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre left, and soon became known as the show's cheekiest, naughtiest judge.

Earlier this year Walliams won Best TV Judge at the National Television Awards for his work on the show.

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In other BGT news, there have been reports that Ant McPartlin will definitely be back to host alongside Dec in 2019, but ITV has made no official statements just yet.

In September, Simon Cowell addressed the possibility of Ant making a return, telling The Sun: "He is welcome back and we have missed him. But he has done the right thing by taking some time off, and he will come back fresh and will enjoy it.

"We didn't speak while he was in rehab but we got messages through Dec – as we have always done – but I didn't want to impose on his privacy.

"We have always made it clear what our relationship is, we help each other. We are friends and he is welcome back anytime."

Auditions for the 2019 series are expected to start in January, with the show most likely returning to our screens in April.

Britain's Got Talent will return in 2019.

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