Piers Morgan approached to replace David Walliams as Britains Got Talent judge – Mirror Online

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Piers Morgan could be taking his frenemy David Walliams’ place as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

The controversial TV host, 55, could be brought in to save the show as the ratings have been falling in recent series.

Piers was an original judge on the show back in 2007 alongside Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell.

Sources close to the star say Piers could bring an “edge” to the show.

He could be set to take David’s place in 2022 after the Little Britain star has just signed a year extension to his contract with ITV, taking him to 2021.

Piers Morgan could be set for a BGT return
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“Britain’s Got Talent is one of the few Saturday night shows which continues to shine and stay relevant,” a source told The Sun.

“But all shows need refreshing, and Piers will certainly do that. He has been approached by two senior execs and, for his part, has said he would do it if the terms are right.

“He will give the show back its edge and provide those brilliant water cooler moments. He will revitalise the series.”

He starred as a judge when the series first aired in 2007
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David Walliams
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Piers’ GMB deal expires next year and he will have more free time to film the talent show in 2022 if he leaves.

Reports earlier this year suggested Piers had been approached by ITV to stand in for Simon Cowell, 61, who broke his back in a bike crash.

But Piers is said to have turned it down, refusing to work with comic and author David, telling producers he was an “insufferable twerp”.

Piers Morgan with Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell
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David reportedly threatened to quit the show if they were placed on the judging panel together.

The two have repeatedly exchanged fiery comments, with Piers also calling David, 49, “very, annoying” and accusing him of “lacking a pair”.

Meanwhile, Piers said on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio that he didn’t know “what the hell would happen” after his GMB contract expires.

Mirror Online has contacted ITV and Piers’ representative for comment.

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