David Walliams thanks "typically humble" Simon Cowell for NTAs speech

Published Thursday, Jan 22 2015, 12:51 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
David Walliams has sarcastically called Simon Cowell "typically humble" after the music mogul made an acceptance speech on his behalf at last night's National Television Awards.

David was triumphant at the awards ceremony last night after beating Simon to the best TV Judge' gong - and like everyone guessed, Simon wasn't too happy about it!

Simon Cowell accepts TV Judge award on behalf of David Walliams at the National Television Awards - 21 January 2015.

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Simon accepted David's award last night.

However, with David unable to attend because of filming commitments with Comic Relief, Simon accepted David's award, and rather begrudgingly, was invited on stage to deliver a speech.

Host Dermot O'Leary seemed to take great pleasure in telling Simon that he would have to accept an award he failed to win!

Getting on stage, Simon said David had given him a speech to read out in the event that he won, but as Simon opened the envelope it soon became clear that he would rather compliment himself than read out David's actual words!

Simon Cowell and David Walliams at Britain's Got Talent Edinburgh Auditions held at Edinburgh Festival Theatre - Arrivals
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Simon lost out to David (right) in the TV Judge award.

Reading from the envelope, Simon said: "I don't deserve this award. I have the pleasure of sitting next to one of the most good looking, powerful men in the music business. I am in awe of him and I'd like to give this award to Simon Cowell... and I accept."

With the audience in fits of laughter, Simon added: "So for everyone who didn't vote for me, thank you very much indeed."

Taking to Twitter this morning, David said: "Thank you @SimonCowell for picking up my NTA award last night. Such a typically humble speech..."

This week, Simon and David reunited on Britain's Got Talent to kick off auditions for the new series of the ITV talent show.

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