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David Walliams reveals Simon Cowell snubbed his birthday party and didn’t even ‘send a card’

‘He didn’t send me a card or anything’: David Walliams reveals Simon Cowell snubbed his birthday party and treats him ‘cruelly’… as he details how ‘lovely’ Elton John offered to sing at bash


Their friendship is one full of banter, with the two often ribbing each other during their appearances on Britain’s Got Talent.

And David Walliams has revealed that Simon Cowell snubbed his 50th birthday party earlier this year and didn’t even send a card, with the comedian suggesting the music mogul purposefully treats him ‘cruelly’. 

During an appearance on Wednesday’s Lorraine, David, 50, also explained how Elton John kindly offered to perform at the bash, branding him a ‘lovely man’. 

Oh dear! David Walliams has revealed that Simon Cowell snubbed his 50th birthday party earlier this year and didn’t even send a card

In August, David hosted a spectacular star-studded party with a plethora of showbiz stars in attendance including Elizabeth Hurley, Amanda Holden, Laura Whitmore, Ant and Dec, Ayda Field and Gary Barlow.

But once face notably missing was Simon, 61, who failed to make an appearance at the bash held at posh Mayfair venue Claridge’s. 

Speaking of the no-show, David explained: ‘He didn’t come to my birthday. He didn’t send me a card or anything.’

Treat them mean: The comedian suggested that the music mogul purposefully treats him 'cruelly' as he knows he will 'love' him more

Treat them mean: The comedian suggested that the music mogul purposefully treats him ‘cruelly’ as he knows he will ‘love’ him more

However, highlighting the light-hearted friendship he has with the X Factor boss, David suggested that Simon is intentionally ‘cruel’ to him as he knows he will ‘love’ him more. 

He quipped: ‘He likes to keep me hanging, he knows I love him more when he treats me cruelly.’

Meanwhile, the children’s author detailed the touching gesture made my Elton John, 74.  

Nice gesture: During an appearance on Wednesday's Lorraine, David, 50, also explained how Elton John kindly offered to perform at the bash, branding him a 'lovely man'

Nice gesture: During an appearance on Wednesday’s Lorraine, David, 50, also explained how Elton John kindly offered to perform at the bash, branding him a ‘lovely man’

Pals really: Speaking of the no-show, David explained: 'He didn't come to my birthday. He didn't send me a card or anything. He likes to keep me hanging'

Pals really: Speaking of the no-show, David explained: ‘He didn’t come to my birthday. He didn’t send me a card or anything. He likes to keep me hanging’

He told Lorraine about Elton performing: ‘He offered. He just said is anyone performing at your birthday? And I said “No” and he said “Well I’ll do it. I’ll do three songs”

‘He did Your Song and dedicated it to my mum and put in her name in it – Kathleen.

‘I didn’t tell anyone he was going to perform. It was amazing. It was a total surprise. He’s a very lovely man.’

Meanwhile, as David called him out for the birthday snub, Simon gushed he’s ‘closer than ever’ to his girlfriend Lauren Silverman as he offered a rare insight into their eight-year relationship.

Entertainer: He told Lorraine about Elton performing: 'He offered. He just said is anyone performing at your birthday? And I said "No" and he said "Well I'll do it. I'll do three songs"

Entertainer: He told Lorraine about Elton performing: ‘He offered. He just said is anyone performing at your birthday? And I said “No” and he said “Well I’ll do it. I’ll do three songs”

The music mogul said that his romance with Lauren is ‘still alive’ having realised they still ‘enjoy each other’s company’ after months of being holed up together during the Covid lockdown.

Simon, who shares son Eric, seven, with Lauren, also confirmed that despite its axe earlier this year, he is hoping The X Factor will return in the near future.

Speaking to OK! after hosting his annual Together For Short Lives charity ball, Simon gushed that his romance with Lauren was still going strong, after their cosy appearance on the red carpet. 

Asked whether their relationship was still alive, he said: ‘I guess so! Covid-19 was the real test. Like everyone, we were in lockdown for a long time and that’s when you realise whether or not you actually enjoy each other’s company or not.

‘And we really really did. So to answer your question… yes, the romance is still alive. We’re closer than ever.’

Sweet: Simon recently gushed he's 'closer than ever' to his girlfriend Lauren Silverman as he offered a rare insight into their relationship (pictured at the Shooting Star ball on Friday)

Sweet: Simon recently gushed he’s ‘closer than ever’ to his girlfriend Lauren Silverman as he offered a rare insight into their relationship (pictured at the Shooting Star ball on Friday)

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