Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell have responded to the David Williams controversy after offensive comments about the Britain’s Got Talent contestant were leaked.
David, 51, has reportedly quit the ITV show ahead of its 2023 series, weeks after he branded an elderly contestant a ‘c***’ and made lewd comments about a female contestant. He was forced to apologize.
Yet despite the backlash, Amanda, 51, publicly supported her co-star this week when she proudly declared herself ‘Team Dude’.
Speaking about the future of Britain’s Got Talent, Amanda told Good Morning Britain on Monday: ‘I would like to see the judging panel as it was before. I think we’re a great team, we’re a family.’
Asked directly if he was ‘Team David’, he replied: ‘Of course I am Team David.’
In an interview with Simon, 63, he was not forthcoming when questioned about his fellow judge. The Daily Star on Monday.
Asked about David’s behaviour, Simon replied: ‘Can’t we go there? If you don’t mind.’
When asked if David would be on the 2023 BGT panel, he cryptically replied: ‘Ask me in a few weeks.’
He also insisted that the judges were not the key to the show’s success, the music: ‘I think, the most important thing – and I had this conversation the other day. It’s always about talent.
‘If you don’t have great talent, you don’t have a show,’ he said. ‘That’s all I care about.’
Days after Simon and Amanda’s remarks, David reportedly quit Britain’s Got Talent after 10 years on the judging panel.