David Walliams to be BGT judge

Reports suggest the comedian has singed up as a judge for the next series of Britain's Got Talent.t.

The Little Britain star is said to be close to signing a contract,  thought to be worth around £300,000, which will see him appear alongside Simon Cowell, who is returning to the judging panel for the ITV show.

An insider told The Sun: "Walliams is a great name to have on board and Cowell coming back is something viewers have demanded."

"Bosses are thrilled with this line-up and feel it will bring back the spark some felt was missing."

Amanda Holden will retain her place on the panel and discussions are ongoing for former EastEnders star Samantha Womack to provide Amanda with maternity cover if needed.

The insider added: "Amanda is a much loved stalwart of the show and bosses really hope to have Samantha on board as well."