David Walliams explains different BGT judging chair

Why is David's seat different from the rest of the BGT panel?

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David Walliams has explained why he is treated differently to the other judges on the Britain’s Got Talent panel.

Eagle-eyed BGT fans noticed the 46-year-old comedian’s seating arrangement is not like those for Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden during last night’s episode, and tweeted him to find out the reasons behind the alternative support for his behind.

And it turns out David does indeed have a special chair to perch on during filming – but not because he wants to stand out.

David’s different chair can be spied bottom left (Credit: ITV)

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He told his two million followers on Twitter last night his chair is designed to help those those who suffer from back pain.

“It is because I had a back operation to remove a disc after my Thames swim,” the Sport Relief star explained.

While his fellow judges all sit in black, high-backed seats with silver arms, David has a grey chair with a back of a different shape.

Simon’s chair is high-backed and black with silver arms (Credit: ITV)

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One frustrated viewer was particularly distracted by the lack of balance in the chairs on display.

But others replying to David on Twitter couldn’t see what the fuss was all about – with many saying David’s chair was none of their business, anyway.

David swam the English Channel for Sport Relief in 2006, as well as the Strait of Gibraltar in 2008.

In 2011 the Little Britain star swam the entire 140-mile length of the Thames, raising more than £2million for the charity.

David’s chair is not like those the other judges sit on (Credit: ITV)

He underwent emergency surgery two years later to alleviate pain from an intervertebral disc injury he sustained during the mammoth effort.

Britain’s Got Talent is on ITV, Saturdays at 8pm.

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