By Katie Hind For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:13 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 22:18 BST, 5 September 2020
Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams threatened to walk off the ITV talent show rather than share a stage with Piers Morgan, The Mail on Sunday has been told.
The Good Morning Britain host had been touted as a temporary replacement for Simon Cowell as head judge while he recovers from surgery after falling off his electric bike.
But the prospect is said to have enraged Walliams, who has a famously acrimonious relationship with Morgan, his predecessor on the ITV talent show.
Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams threatened to walk off the ITV talent show rather than share a stage with Piers Morgan, The Mail on Sunday has been told
'I heard that David threw his toys out of the pram,' a source said. 'Imagine David and Piers sitting on either end of that judging panel – what great TV it would have been.'
Morgan confirmed that he had been approached about a return to the show, which he left after the fourth series in 2010. He was also on America's Got Talent for six series.
Writing in his weekly column on page 47 of this newspaper, the outspoken star said that, after hearing of Cowell's accident, 'my first thought... was genuine concern for my old mate, who should have stuck to the Zimmer frame that I bought him for his 60th birthday last year.
Aww, here he is again, my favourite little two-faced hate-liker