BGT maker prepared to defend itself over David Walliams claim

08/10/2023 | Sky News

Production company Freemantle, the maker of the popular TV show Britain's Got Talent, has said that it hopes to resolve the legal dispute with former judge David Walliams affably but is prepared to defend itself should it be needed. Walliams has reportedly initiated a multi-million-pound legal claim against the production company. The claim alleges that Walliams' microphone was kept on and recorded throughout filming, including during breaks, resulting in thousands of hours of recordings of sensitive and private conversations being collected and transcribed without his consent or knowledge. 

In related news, an article in the Independent reports court papers in the David Walliams case reveal the star had suicidal thoughts after being dropped from the show. 

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