Despite having a close bond during their time together on Britain's Got Talent, judge David Walliams has made a surprising revelation about his friendship with Simon Cowell.
During a recent Q&A to promote his upcoming Christmas special, Jack and the Beanstalk: After Ever After, the comedian revealed he hasn't heard from Simon in "six months" since the media mogul is spending time "convalescing in Barbados".
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"I haven't heard from him for about six months. I do think if you're out of sight you're out of mind with him," shared David, reports the Metro. "When we are together it's fun.
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"But I don't think he's sitting there thinking, 'I wonder how David is, I must give him a call and let him know I'm OK and thank him for doing such a good job on Britain's Got Talent when I wasn't there.'"
David, who has worked alongside Simon on BGT since 2012, went on to reveal another surprising fact about the X Factor judge. "Simon doesn't have a phone," he added. "Well, either he doesn't have a phone or he hasn't given me his number."
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"He's currently convalescing in Barbados. Not bad," he later teased. "Convalesce anywhere, make it Barbados."
Simon has been keeping a low-profile following his bike accident in August, but has been showing positive signs of recovery in recent weeks and has been receiving round-the-clock care.
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Last week, fellow BGT judge Amanda Holden hinted that Simon could very well make an appearance in the upcoming Britain's Got Talent Christmas special - which will see the judges performing as well as previous BGT stars.
"He may make an appearance," she told Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes when quizzed. But according to Amanda, Simon will definitely make his TV return on Britain's Got Talent next year and has already confirmed to her that he will be at the auditions when they kick off in January.
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"Yes. I've heard it from the horse's mouth," she shared. "He phoned me in the last sort of three weeks, He's well, he's fighting fit, he can't wait to get started. So when we start auditions in January he will be there."
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