With Britain’s Got Talent auditions coming to a close this week in London, Mirror journalist Mark Jefferies spoke to David Walliams about their bromance and Simon Cowell becoming a father for the first time.
Preparing to become a father for the first time, you would think that Simon Cowell would be grateful for any advice he can get.
Not, it seems, if those words of wisdom are coming from friend and fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams.
Speaking with all the authority of being a new dad himself, David reveals: “I said to Simon, ‘Nothing can prepare you for how much you are going to love that child. You will love that child much more than you love yourself.’ He replied, “That’s not possible”
The 42-year-old comedian – who celebrated the birth of son Alfred with model wife Lara Stone, 30, last May – continues: “It is one of those things that when it happens you embrace it. You might think you will be this kind of dad or that kind of dad, but until it happens you don’t know.
“But I know Simon is great with kids. We have a lot on the show and he is superb. He is brilliant at talking to the kids and is very warm with them. I think he will be a great dad and he will really enjoy it.”
David and Simon, fast becoming a popular TV double act, have recently reunited as they judge, along with Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon, a whole new mass of wannabes for the new series of Britain’s Got Talent.
“Simon is definitely in good spirits,” says David. “But he has still not lost his knack for being a really tough judge. It is not like everyone is sailing through because he is in a good mood. He is still harsh.”
Read Mark Jefferies full interview with David Walliams in The Mirror