The presenter played a game with the Britain’s Got Talent judges, which saw him search for the most Googled questions about Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon.
When it was comedian David’s turn to find out what the public had been asking about him, he was taken aback.
Stephen revealed that the most Googled question was: “Is David Walliams… dating Simon Cowell?”
Simon was shocked by the result and asked the host if it really was the question most commonly asked by viewers at home.
David appeared shocked when Stephen revealed the most Googled question about him
A search engine showed that viewers wanted to know if David was dating Simon
Stephen, 40, insisted that it had been “verified”, he told him: “When you go to your dressing room, you can type it in.”
David joked with his fellow judge: “When we’re lying in bed together tonight, we can Google the answer.”
However, many of those tuning into the show were far from impressed with Stephen after they found out his answer was incorrect and took to Twitter to prove he was wrong.
One viewer commented: “@davidwalliams first thing that came up on my search was 'is David Walliams dead?!!' #harsh #BGMT #Britainsgotmoretalent #poordavid.”
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While another continued: “#BGMT…we just Googled "Is David Walliams. …. and it came up DEAD not dating @SimonCowell.”
A third tweeted a screenshot which showed a list of Googled questions, alongside the caption “@davidwalliams This is what really came up #BGMT @ITV2_BGMT,” but there was no mention of Simon.
Britain’s Got Talent continues tonight on ITV at 7.30pm.
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