BBC slammed for David Walliams' Comic Relief joke after Britain's Got Talent scandal
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The BBC has been slammed for David Walliams' Comic Relief joke following his Britain's Got Talent scandal.
The Little Britain comedian appeared on the latest Red Nose Day fundraising event last night (17 February) where he took part in a parody sketch in which Graham Norton, Sam Ryder and Lulu auditioned people for Britain's next Eurovision entry.
Coming out dressed in an all-leather outfit, Walliams launches into a rendition of 'Eye of the Tiger', only for it to be cut short by the judges who all give him a hard no.
But the 51-year-old comedian pulls out a Golden Buzzer - a reference to his previous job as a judge on Britain's Got Talent.
"Well, you might not have liked it, but I loved it," he says before pressing the buzzer. "Yes! I’m through to the live Eurovision final!"
As the unimpressed hosts watch on, Norton says, "He’s not even on that show anymore," a quip that relates to the fact that Walliams stepped down from his role on the ITV competition series after 10 years on the job.
The news followed recently leaked audio recordings in which he made derogatory comments at the judge’s table during the filming of a previous season of Britain’s Got Talent.
The comedian reportedly made the remarks about two separate contestants after they'd left the stage while at the London Palladium in January 2020.
One incident involved an older performer who made a jibe about Walliams while on stage.
After the judges decided not to advance him to the next stage of the competition, the performer left and, once he was out of earshot, Walliams reportedly described the man as a ‘c**t’ three times.
In another incident, he is alleged to have made lewd comments about a female contestant after she’d left.
He said, "She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f**k them, but you don’t," before repeating, "She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t."
People have since criticised the BBC for allowing Walliams' sketch on the Comic Relief special considering the scandal that's unfolded in recent months.
Taking to Twitter, one said: "#RedNoseDay no cause why was David Walliams in it?? Read the room besties."
Another quipped: "When David Walliams finishes his audition we should all whisper obscenities about him to each other."
Others were more focused on his outfit, which left little to the imagination, with one writing: "My god you can see EVERYTHING in David Walliams' leather trousers."
LADbible has contacted the BBC for comment.