David Walliams is suing the manufacturing firm behind Britain’s Got Talent.
The comic appeared as a decide on the ITV expertise present for a decade after becoming a member of in 2012.
But the 52-year-old star left in November final 12 months, simply weeks after apologising for making “disrespectful comments” about auditioning contestants.
The apology got here after transcripts containing the remarks – made throughout breaks in filming for the favored programme in January 2020 – had been leaked to The Guardian newspaper.
Production firm Thames TV, a part of FremantleMedia, stated on the time that it regarded Walliams’ feedback as personal, however stated his language was “inappropriate”.
Walliams has lodged a authorized case towards FremantleMedia with the High Court in London.
The case has been listed below the comic’s actual title, David Edward Williams.
It has been listed as coping with information safety – although no additional particulars have been disclosed.
Sky News has contacted representatives for Walliams, FremantleMedia and ITV for remark.
Walliams was changed by former Strictly Come Dancing decide Bruno Tonioli after leaving the present final November.
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Tonioli joined the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, who all labored alongside Walliams all through his time on the present.
Walliams rose to fame because the co-star of BBC sketch exhibits Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, earlier than becoming a member of the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel.
The comic has additionally carved out a profession as a profitable kids’s writer. He was awarded an OBE in 2017 for providers to charity and the humanities.