Children in Need: Amanda Holden's sly dig at Alison Hammond
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Amanda Holden, 50, has been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent since 2007, seeing many contestants through the doors. The TV personality has taken to Instagram to announce the death of Britain’s Got Talent star David J Watson.
He was always up for a laugh.
In view of her 1.8 million followers, Amanda posted a picture of David to her Instagram.
She captioned the image: “So sad to hear that @davidjwatsonbgt has passed away.
“He was always up for a laugh and such a good sport. @bgt We will miss him.”
David’s cause of death is unknown.
David has been on the talent show a record twelve times, first appearing on the show in 2008 with his impersonations of Tony Blair, William Hague and David Blunkett.
He then tried again two years later and returned to the stage as Incredible Hulk, with Amanda telling David that the performance was “bloody awful”.
Since 2013 he had auditioned every year, with show viewers becoming excited to guess when they will see him on the show.
Speaking to Manchester Evening News, David said: “My first ever audition was back in 2007, but I never got through.
“A lot of people think the first time you get on TV is your first audition, but you’ve got to pass another audition before you even get to perform for the judges.”
In the latest season, David got his furthest on the show when he advanced to the second round after impressing the judges with his magic rainbow act.
David Walliams and Alesha Dixon even labelled the audition as his “best yet”.
David opened up about what he thought about the judges and whether he took what they said to him to heart.
Talking about head judge Simon Cowell, he said: “To be fair, Simon is the opposite of a lot of people on TV. Most people are usually Mr Nice Guy on TV but off set, they’re nasty.
“I’ve met Simon off screen and he’s a very charming man, he’s always been very nice to me.
“Once he’s on TV, his attitude changes.”
His love for performing came began at an early age, watching classic British TV shows in the 1960s such as The Saints and Man in a Suitcase.
The BGT star was an active member at the Altrincham Garrick Theatre’s amateur dramatics group since 1976 and also did regular work as a television and film extra.
In 2002 he appeared in an advert for Adidas alongside David Beckham, with the excitement of this opportunity too much for David.
He said: “We filmed for two weeks and it was freezing cold.
“David Beckham only filmed for one day and turned up an hour and a half late with a cheeky grin on his face.
“But he was a very nice person.”
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