Fate of beloved ITV show revealed 46 years after it first aired – as controversial TV star makes his comeback | The Sun

Fate of beloved ITV show revealed 46 years after it first aired – as controversial TV star makes his comeback | The Sun

DAVID Walliams is set to continue his role as the narrator on ITV classic show It'll Be Alright On The Night.

New episodes of the bloopers show are expected to return despite David's shock departure from Britain's Got Talent.

Returning for its 46th year on screen, the new episodes are set to run on the channel later this year.

According to TV Zone, more episodes are also expected to be produced and air next year.

The comedy show features a selection of hilarious blunders.

David replaced Griff Rhys Jones in 2018 after ratings fell to 2.8million, prompting bosses for a revamp.

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The show was first broadcast in 1977 and had audiences of 18 million in its heyday.

It was hosted by the late comedy writer and presenter Denis Norden until 2006.

The last episode to feature on ITVX was episode two of series 36 which featured Bradley Walsh, Gardeners' World, Kim Kardashian and, ironically, Bruno Tonioli.

David, who was on the show for 10 years, was replaced on Britain's Got Talent by Bruno earlier this year.

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In 2022 the comedian quit the show after it was revealed that he made a string of offensive comments about two contestants.

He referred to an older performer as a "c***" three times off camera to his fellow judges following an unsuccessful audition.

Walliams also made sexually explicit comments about a female contestant after she had walked off stage.

His comments were picked up by microphones used to capture chatter between the judges.

“She’s like the slightly boring girl you meet in the pub that thinks you want to f**k them, but you don’t,” he reportedly said.

Walliams reiterated: “She thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t.”

He then added: “I know, she’s just like: ‘Oh, f**k off!’ I was saying, she thinks you want to f**k her, but you don’t. It’s the last thing on your mind, but she’s like: ‘Yep, I bet you do!’ ‘No I don’t!’"

He then referenced his own "shriveled" genitalia in a crude remark.

In a statement following his departure, David said: "I would like to apologise to the people I made disrespectful comments about during breaks in filming for Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.

“These were private conversations and – like most conversations with friends – were never intended to be shared. Nevertheless, I am sorry.”

The Guardian reported that David and Thames TV lawyers argued that the comments were a private conversation and were never intended for broadcast.

In a statement, Thames TV said: “Although relating to a private conversation almost three years ago, the language used was inappropriate.

“Even though it was private, those involved have been spoken to and reminded of their responsibilities and the show’s expectations as to future professional conduct.”

In a statement, ITV said: “We do not condone the language outlined in these allegations, and we have spoken to the producers of Britain’s Got Talent.

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“Duty of care towards all participants on any of our programmes is always of paramount importance and we have protocols and guidelines in place for all our production partners.”

The Sun has contacted ITV for comment.

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