Alan Carr ‘to replace David Walliams on next season of Britain’s Got Talent’

Alan Carr is reportedly replacing David Walliams on Britain's Got Talent.

David, 51, joined the judging panel in 2012, but is thought to have stepped down for his role after controversial voice notes recorded by him were leaked.

In light of this BGT bosses were looking to replace him, with Chatty Man star Alan, 46, having bagged a deal with ITV.

"Alan is joining the line-up, it just has to be him he’s brilliant," a source told The Sun. "The deal is being finalised, but it's details now – and he’s totally up for it too. It’s the perfect hiring all round.”

Auditions for the next season are expected to begin in the next couple of weeks.

OK! have contacted ITV and Alan's reps for comment.

Alan will be joining Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the panel, which Little Britain's David was part of for a decade.

Late last year, the 51 year old faced criticism for the leaked voice notes where he could be heard calling one BGT contestant a "c**t", and saying about another: "She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don't."

He later apologised for the remarks, which he labelled as "disrespectful".

"I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain's Got Talent in 2020," David's statement began.

"These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry."

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