DAVID Walliams has revealed why Simon Cowell hasn’t joined Britain's Got Talent's WhatsApp group.

The media mogul, 61, doesn't have a phone so can't get involved.

David, 49, told Ok! mag when asked if there was a BGT WhatsApp group: "Yes, but Simon isn't in it.

"Simon doesn't have a mobile phone but Amanda, Alesha add I talk on it a lot and share pictures and jokes."

It didn't take long for them to find a replacement for Simon.

David added: "We really liked Ashley Banjo who stepped in to do the live shows last year, so he's on there now too. We loved him and he has become a good friend."




The Sun revealed Diversity star Ashley Banjo would stand in for Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent.

It comes after Simon broke his back in three places falling off his electric bike earlier last August and had to have an operation.

Simon said at the time: “Ashley will be a fantastic addition to the panel. He knows the power of the show and the responsibility of it.

“I couldn’t think of a better person to sit in my seat whilst I follow doctor’s orders. I hate that stupid bike.”



Ashley, who won the ITV talent show in 2009 with his dance troupe, told The Sun on Sunday: “As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier!

“Walking on that stage as a 20-year-old street dancer from East London and now I am walking out there and stepping in for the big man.

"It feels really nice, almost poetic.”

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