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David Walliams worries over Cheryl's return to The X Factor: 'I won't be Simon's favourite girl'

28 JULY 2014 Comedian David Walliams has revealed that he's concerned about the return of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to The X Factor.

"I will try to temper my jealousy when I watch the new series of X Factor and see Cheryl and Simon [Cowell] being so close." David said, before adding: "I won't be Simon's favourite girl any more."

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David Walliams and Simon Cowell at the launch of Britain's Got Talent 2014

The Britain's Got Talent judge, who sits on the panel with Simon, also joked that he has asked to be Simon's guest judge during the judge's houses stage.

"I really want to be Simon's helper at his judges' home in Barbados," David told The Sun. "I told him I'd come out of his closet but he said no."

Cheryl and Simon both announced their return to the hit ITV show earlier in 2014 and earlier in July, Cheryl surprised fans by revealing she had married her partner of three months in a secret ceremony.

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David Walliams pretends to be a fan at the launch of Britain's Got Talent 2014


"Now she's married, Simon will have to stop holding a candle for her," David added.

Pop star Cheryl, 31, and Simon, announced her return to the show with a snap on Instagram which jokingly showed her hands around Simon's neck.

Cheryl can be seen biting her lip in the image which reflects the playful rivalry they enjoyed over a few years on the UK show between 2008 and 2010.

 

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David Walliams pretends to be a fan at the launch of Britain's Got Talent 2014


"GUESS WHAT!!" she captioned the photograph. "I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! #iMayActuallyRingHisNeck #XFactor2014 #leggooo."

Following that, Simon, 54, posted to approximately 9.5 million followers: "It's official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for!

"Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent."

Speaking of the news that Simon had been kept in the dark about Cheryl's marriage, David said: "Simon is terrible at keeping secrets. Cheryl was very wise not to tell him her big news. He'd have definitely blabbed it."

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