High hopes for celebrity David Walliams to judge school talent show

Dreams of securing a celebrity judge for an upcoming talent show were boosted after David Walliams responded to a Cornish school’s tweet.

Pool Academy contacted the Britain’s Got Talent presenter via Twitter to see if he would be interested in judging its talent competition this month.

The school tweeted the presenter along with Simon Cowell, Ant and Dec and Amanda Holden to invite them to the event on March 22.

The school’s Head of Music, Emily Cromey, was delighted to hear David Walliams had responded by liking the request. She is now hoping to have further correspondence with the well-known actor and comedian.

Open auditions for the school’s show start this week and it’s hoped the recent ‘like’ on Twitter will spark extra interest.

Mrs Cromey said: “We've had a fantastic response to our quest to find talented young people at Pool Academy and numbers are already high for the open auditions.

“The hunt is still on however for a special guest judge. David Walliams has liked our tweet asking for help so you never know.

“Mr Walliams if you fancy a trip to the deepest west of England, home of Pasties, Poldark, sea shanties and the ‘right way to spread cream and jam on scones’, why not come and join us.”

The talent competition will take place in the school’s main hall at 6.30pm after two rounds of auditions after school.

It is hoped the event will be full of skills from singing, dancing and acting to magic, dog tricks, football skills and ventriloquism.

Mrs Cromey said if Mr Walliams was unable to attend the show she’d ask him to record message for the night.

She said: “The students are so excited that Mr Walliams even took a little bit of notice to a school in the far reaches of the country.

“The students think because we are in Cornwall no one ever pays attention to us, so it's great he showed some interest.

“If he was able to record us a small video clip wishing the students luck or similar we would be so grateful.” 


Here's what Pool Academy Tweeted.

Here's what Pool Academy Tweeted.

David Walliams liked the Tweet.

David Walliams liked the Tweet.

Christiana Richardson