BRITAIN’S Got Talent judge David Walliams left viewers stunned after he quipped he was ‘irrelevant’ on the ITV show ahead of his shock exit.
The awkward joke made by the witty judge, 51, was filmed before he reportedly quit his position on the panel after ten years.
In what is now expected to be his last appearance on BGT as a judge for the Ultimate Magician special, he awkwardly joked he wasn’t needed anymore.
As presenter Stephen Mulhern instructed the judges that their role on tonight’s special would only consist of opinion and critique, as the final decision was held in the hands of the audience, David replied: “We’re irrelevant.”
He added: “We’re surplus to requirement. Like you are on Saturday Night Takeaway.”
This comes just weeks after The Sun reported that BGT was set for a huge shake-up next year, as ITV has allowed the public to have more of a say.
It has been claimed that viewers will be able to nominate and put them forward for the opportunity to audition in front of the judges.
Last year, Britain’s Got Talent introduced Golden Moments where each judge visited an unsuspected act and invite them for an audition.
This is the first of many shake-ups after David quit the judging panel. His shock decision came after he was forced to apologise for foul -mouthed comments made about contestants.
A source told The Sun at the time: “He hasn’t taken the decision lightly, but it just feels like time to move on.”
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