The comedian, 52, was a judge on the ITV talent show for a decade after joining the panel in 2012.

The comedian appeared as a judge on the ITV talent show for a decade after joining in 2012.

But the 52-year-old star left in November last year, just weeks after apologizing for making “disrespectful comments”  about auditioning contestants.

The apology came after transcripts containing the remarks – made during breaks in filming for the popular programme in January 2020 – were leaked to The Guardian newspaper.

Production company Thames TV, part of FremantleMedia, said at the time that it regarded Walliams’ comments as private, but said his language was “inappropriate”.

Walliams has lodged a legal case against FremantleMedia with the High Court in London.

The case has been listed under the comedian’s real name, David Edward Williams.

It has been listed as dealing with data protection – though no further details have been disclosed.

Sky News has contacted representatives for Walliams, FremantleMedia and ITV for comment.

Walliams was replaced by former Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli after leaving the show last November.

Tonioli joined the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, who all worked alongside Walliams throughout his time on the show.

Walliams rose to fame as the co-star of BBC sketch shows Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, before joining the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel.

The comedian has also carved out a career as a successful children’s author. He was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to charity and the arts.

Source: Sky news

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