He may be new to Britain’s Got Talent, but David Walliams is already comfortable enough to make jokes about head honcho Simon Cowell.
When the pair was being interviewed for an upcoming episode of Jonathan Ross’s chat show, Walliams said: “The main question I get is, ‘Is Simon gay?’ Even my mum asks. She says, ‘He’s nice. Is he gay?’”
Simon tried to get the conversation back on track by talking about how hard he works – starting at midday and going on until 5am – ouch! But David had chosen his subject and stuck with it: “At 12 o’clock at night you’re working quite hard – because that’s when the ladyboys come round.”
Simon wasn’t too happy with the remarks and made a subtle threat: “It’s worth pointing out that I have a relationship with ITV and most of this will be edited out.”
When the show went to an advert break, Simon was overheard saying “I want to have a word with you”, but whatever he said to Little Britain star David didn’t take hold, because the comedian carried on with his cheeky comments. He showed Jonathan a photo of him and Simon on the phone, saying: “This proves that Simon does like me. Look at how erect his nipples are!” Bleeeeuurghh.
After the judges filmed the interview, Simon grumpily tweeted: “Did Jonathan Ross show last night with @davidwalliams – he’s out of control. Just wait till BGT starts David, I’ll get my own back!”
David replied: “Honey, I am just getting started! You wait until the live shows!”
A source close to Simon told MailOnline that the comments were just harmless banter: “Simon knows exactly what David & Jonathan are like!” We're sure it was just jokey chat: of all the people to make jokes about Simon being camp, David Walliams is hardly going to be taken seriously, and he knows it!