David Walliams seen for first time since ‘suicidal thoughts’ revealed over BGT axe | The Sun

DAVID Walliams was seen for the first time since it was revealed that he suffered "suicidal thoughts" after being dropped from Britain’s Got ­Talent.

The comedian, 52, was all smiles at the Cheltenham Literature festival on Sunday.

David, who has recently been promoting his new children's book The Blunders, posed for new photos at the event.

Wearing a beige suit with a navy shirt, the former BGT judge beamed while holding his new illustrated novel.

David made an appearance at the annual book event which helps leadthe way in celebrating the written and spoken word alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.

The Sun exclusively revealed yesterday David was taking the bosses to court after he suffered suicidal thoughts when he was axed from Britain's Got Talent.



David Walliams was 'recorded on the TOILET after BGT bosses secretly left mic on'


BGT axe left me suicidal and bosses spied on me, claims David Walliams

He was sacked from the hit show last year after jibes he made about contestants were leaked.

The High Court writ says Walliams was recorded on by Fremantle Media, and he claimed they “recorded, transcribed and retained” private conversations for ten years.

And he claims fellow judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon were monitored the same way by production staff.

In a 21-page legal document Walliam's lawyers say: “The Claimant (Walliams) now understands that, unknown to him at the time, his microphone was kept on and recording throughout the whole filming day, including breaks, ­during his whole tenure as a judge on the show.”

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He says this even happened when he went to the toilet.

Walliams' claim alleges Fremantle “produced and retained transcripts of the audio recordings of everything he said during that time, including the private information that had no relevance to production of the show”.

Walliams complains some of the recorded material was private — including heart-to-hearts with Alesha about his marriage, divorce, spending sprees, sex life, ­relationships and his physical and mental health.

They also covered the funnyman’s political views, reasons behind his atheism and family disputes, his battle with food addiction, weight problems, his opinions of other celebrities and even the impact of his father’s death.

David says he had no idea of the extent of the surveillance until his “disrespectful” remarks about two hopefuls were leaked last year.

He called one man a “c***” three times and said of a woman: “She thinks you want to f*** her, but you don’t.”

David apologised at the time and insisted the comments were taken from ­“private conversations” not intended to be shared.

But an offer to remain on the judges panel for this year’s show was withdrawn on December 14 and he was later replaced by ex-Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli.

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