David Walliams shares new family member and name that might upset Simon Cowell

David Walliams revealed a new addition to his family as he welcomed a puppy
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David Walliams has revealed a new addition to his family - a beautiful puppy. The former Britain's Got Talent judge , 52, uploaded a video where he held his fingers to his lips before the camera panned down to reveal a sleeping puppy in his arms.

He captioned the post simply with the name of his new arrival - Eric. Fans of the former Britain's Got Talent judge will recognise the name, as it is the same as Simon Cowell's 10-year-old son.

David and Simon's friendship was said to be 'on the rocks' after the comedian sues his former bosses at Britain's Got Talent. He later settled his lawsuit with producers Fremantle over leaking of his X-rated remarks about contestants.

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According to reports, the ITV talent show judge received an apology and a "substantial" payout from Fremantle. David, who has a son Alred with ex wife and model Lara Stone.

His new addition quickly got fans talking. Liane Schenk commented: "How sweet Eric sleeps." HappyPepi said: "The essence of cuteness in one clip..."

Michelle Moloney echoed: "Cuteness overload." Lisa Wardle added: "I hope he’s having sweet dreams."

Speaking about his son, David said: "I knew what I was getting into, this is what I signed up to. Making a television programme, being in the spotlight is unavoidable and if you're a kid, it must be quite hard.

"You don't know what they're going to want to do with their lives. What's the point of them being on display, I don't understand it," David told Hello! magazine. "They might choose to do something completely private with their lives in which case there doesn't seem to be any advantage to it," he added.