David Walliams

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Julia Donaldson ends James Patterson’s reign as UK libraries’ most borrowed author
Data shows that Patterson’s 14-year run as readers’ overall favourite has given way to the Gruffalo author

Sarah Shaffi

22, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Bruno Tonioli to replace David Walliams as Britain’s Got Talent judge
Former Strictly Come Dancing favourite joins ITV talent show panel after Walliams recorded making sexually explicit remarks

Tom Ambrose

24, Jan, 2023 @7:15 PM

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Bad grandmas are the new pop culture icons – and about time too | Sally Feldman
The feminists who demanded equal rights 50 years ago are revelling in another liberation, from the tired ‘old woman’ trope, says writer Sally Feldman

Sally Feldman

15, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Steer clear of ‘mediocre writing’ by celebrities for Christmas, authors plead
Books by TV personalities and other high-profile figures will top bestseller lists, but critics say professionals lose out

David Barnett

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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David Walliams expected to quit as Britain’s Got Talent judge
Reports suggest comedian is to step down, though BGT spokesperson says no decision made after apology for ‘disrespectful comments’

Jamie Grierson and Jim Waterson

25, Nov, 2022 @5:30 PM

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David Walliams recorded making derogatory remarks about BGT contestants
Exclusive: Britain’s Got Talent judge made sexually explicit comments about participant, leak shows

Rachael Healy and Sirin Kale

10, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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TV tonight: she’s dead but doesn’t know it – a whodunnit with a supernatural twist
A woman tries to solve her own murder in a new thriller. Plus: it’s the last in the series for Grayson’s amateur artists. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale, Ali Catterall, Phil Harrison and Simon Wardell

22, Apr, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Brass Eye’s outtakes show the brutal TV comedy was the tip of an iceberg
With rare footage and personal insights, the documentary Oxide Ghosts is a must-see for fans of Chris Morris’s satire, which is 25 years old

Brian Logan

22, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Pinch of Nom narrowly beats Richard Osman to top Christmas book chart
The food bloggers’ fourth book Comfort Food outsold Osman’s second cosy crime novel by just over 1,000 copies

Alison Flood

21, Dec, 2021 @3:49 PM

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HarperCollins removes story from David Walliams’ book The World’s Worst Children
After criticism of the ‘casual racism’ of a story about a Chinese boy, the publisher has taken it out of the next print run of the bestselling anthology

Alison Flood

04, Oct, 2021 @12:03 PM

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‘I have these stories to tell’: the authors trying to diversify children’s books
Schemes provide mentors and funding to help aspiring writers on low incomes enter market dominated by white celebrities

Donna Ferguson

26, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Smoke signals light up quick crossword | Brief letters
Brief letters: David Walliams and the Bible | Boris Johnson | Broken asylum system | Quick crossword | 80th birthday present


06, Jul, 2021 @4:56 PM

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