Piers Morgan brands David Walliams a ‘treacherous piece of work’ and refuses to work with him
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Piers Morgan has hit out at David Walliams and revealed he “could’t work with him” on Britain's Got Talent.
The outspoken Good Morning Britain star, 55, revealed he was in talks to appear on Britain’s Got Talent after Simon Cowell broke his back in three places.
However Piers, who recently clashed with his son over coronavirus restrictions, revealed he wouldn’t return to the show if judge David, 49, remained on BGT.
Discussing any future plans to return to BGT, Piers told The Sunday Mirror: “I do have conversations with BGT every now and again, particularly after Simon had his injury.
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“But I couldn’t work with Walliams. I think he is a duplicitous, treacherous, piece of work.”
Piers continued with: “He is one of those people who says one thing to your face and then sticks it to you behind your back.
“If he was sitting there I wouldn’t be interested. But if he wasn’t sitting there, who knows?”
Piers also joked he would like to be the one who sacked David, who has been on the show since 2012.
He quipped: “I will come back to BGT if the money is right and if they guarantee Walliams gets fired.
“I might even make it a contractual clause that I get to be the one
who tells him he is fired. If I was him I would stick to writing his children’s books.”
Piers and David’s feud was sparked when the GMB stars found a series of nasty tweets about him had been “liked” by David on Twitter in 2019.
Piers shared a screenshot of David liking a tweet which criticised him for “endangering the lives of British soldiers”.
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He then scathed: “Amusing that @davidwalliams regularly ‘likes’ nastiest tweets about me, yet is such a snivelling toady to my face”.
Piers then added: “Not my fault @BGT ratings were higher when I was in your chair Dave!”
David didn’t respond but his former Little Britain pal Matt Lucas rushed to his defence as he wrote: “Purely objectively – 1) He was probably being polite. Some people are.
“2) Boasting about the BGT ratings and popularity when you were briefly on it to someone who has not only transformed the show but is consistently the biggest-selling author in the country didn't work.”
Piers then branded David “poisonous” as he responded with: “Hi Matt, I don’t think it’s ‘polite’ to be friendly to people in person but poisonous behind their back – it’s cowardly.
“As for BGT, I was very proudly on it for the first 4 years when ratings topped 20 million. They’re now half that. Not a boast, just a fact”.
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