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David Walliams gave fans an inside glimpse at his friendship with David Schwimmer on Friday as he shared a picture of the pair at dinner on Instagram.

The comedian, 50, looked grinned from ear-to-ear in the snap as he posed with his arms wrapped around the US star, 55.

The American actor, who is famous for his role as Ross Geller in Friends, rested his arm on the Britain’s Got Talent judge as they sat alongside each other.

Famous friends: David Walliams, 50, gave fans an inside glimpse at his friendship with David Schwimmer, 55, on Friday as he shared a picture of the pair at dinner on Instagram

Famous friends: David Walliams, 50, gave fans an inside glimpse at his friendship with David Schwimmer, 55, on Friday as he shared a picture of the pair at dinner on Instagram

Walliams captioned the picture: ‘Dinner with Schwimmer @_schwim_.’

The star also shared an identical black and white picture of the pair.

British star David’s fans were quick to take to the comments section to praise the stars, with one branded them ‘twins’.

Night out: The comedian grinned from ear-to-ear in the snap as he posed with his arms wrapped around the US star

Night out: The comedian grinned from ear-to-ear in the snap as he posed with his arms wrapped around the US star

Another person wrote: ‘Looking sharp gentleman,’ while someone else shared: ‘Ohh amazing,’ along with a heart emoji.

Someone else posted: ‘Yayyy love this is absolutely so much love!’  

While someone else posted: ‘Awh that’s such a gorgeous photo. Two incredibly talented gentlemen.’  

Devotees: British star David's fans were quick to take to the comments section to praise the stars, with one branded them 'twins'

Devotees: British star David’s fans were quick to take to the comments section to praise the stars, with one branded them ‘twins’

Screen stars: David Schwimmer starred in Friends as Ross Geller alongside (L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (pictured 1995)

Screen stars: David Schwimmer starred in Friends as Ross Geller alongside (L-R) Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller (pictured 1995)

It comes after Walliams reportedly poked fun at Simon Cowell’s age on Britain’s Got Talent, but the gag was believed to have been cut from the final edit.

The comedian, 50, made a cheeky jibe about his fellow judge, 62, looking like a ‘grandad’ in the audition rounds of the talent show in January, according to The Sun.

The duo are known for their banter on camera, and they often got back and forth teasing each other and arguing.

Oh dear! It comes following reports that David was said to have poked fun at Simon Cowell's age on Britain's Got Talent, but the gag was believed to have been cut from the final edit

Oh dear! It comes following reports that David was said to have poked fun at Simon Cowell’s age on Britain’s Got Talent, but the gag was believed to have been cut from the final edit

But it appeared David, who is known for taunting Simon, went too far when he made the joke at Simon’s expense while talking to dance troupe Born to Perform.

He reportedly quipped: ‘Are you a fan of Simon Cowell? Does he look like your grandad?’

It is understood that Simon cut David’s jibe from the final edit of the Britain’s Got Talent episode, which aired on Saturday night.

A TV source told The Sun that Simon did not appear offended when the joke was first made, adding: ‘It’s odd the joke was taken out of the final cut as David has made far cheekier gags about Simon and they’ve stayed in.’

Jibes: The comedian, who is known for teasing Simon, made a cheeky joke about his fellow judge, 62, looking like a 'grandad' in the audition rounds of the talent show in January

Jibes: The comedian, who is known for teasing Simon, made a cheeky joke about his fellow judge, 62, looking like a ‘grandad’ in the audition rounds of the talent show in January

MailOnline has contacted Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell and David Walliams’ representatives for comment.

David often makes jibes at Simon’s expense on the show and the pair are known for their on-screen repartee.

Simon recently hit back at a joke David made about his ‘gastric band’ as he cheekily suggested that the funnyman has had a hair transplant.

The music mogul, 62, hit back at the Britain’s Got Talent judge’s previous remarks by making a subtle dig, suggesting David, 50, had received the procedure.

In an interview with The Mirror, Simon was asked if the judges had changed over 10 years on the ITV talent show.

'You've obviously lost weight naturally!' It comes after David Walliams has playfully joked Simon Cowell (left) shed 20lbs with a gastric band (both pictured in 2020)

‘You’ve obviously lost weight naturally!’ It comes after David Walliams has playfully joked Simon Cowell (left) shed 20lbs with a gastric band (both pictured in 2020)

He replied: ‘Actually, everyone seems to look identical to when we started. David seems to have more hair, funny that. Maybe he’s got a new hairdresser.’

David – who is known for taunting Simon – admitted that fans enjoy his cheeky remarks directed at his fellow judge.

‘Every single day when someone recognises me on the street, they say, ‘Oh, we love it when you have a go at Simon’,’ he said.

‘It seems to be the key thing people really like… so if I didn’t give him a hard time, I think people would be disappointed.’

It comes after David playfully joked that Simon lost 20lbs with the help of a gastric band. 

Healthy lifestyle: Simon' has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, losing 20Ibs in weight

Before: Simon pictured in September 2018

Healthy lifestyle: Simon’ has overhauled his lifestyle since breaking his back in 2020, ditching his drinking and embarking on a fitness plan to lose 20Ibs (pictured right in September 2018) 

He was reminiscing on a Simon-lookalike auditionee, who appeared in Saturday’s episode, during a recent press conference for the show.

Retorting with a dig, the media mogul, 62, threw shade at the ‘desperate’ children’s author for ‘telling his followers’ to vote for him when nominated for awards.   

Speaking about the uncanny magician, the record executive admitted: ‘I wasn’t thrilled. He was what I would call probably a semi professional and we liked it because we have a lot of little magic acts, like playing cards.

‘His was very big and I popped out of nowhere but our audience loves magic acts. That wasn’t my favourite part of the show, though.’

The Little Britain star soon chimed in: ‘You need to behave. He could only be your double if he had some plastic surgery,’ before Simon let slip: ‘I was thinking that.’

Uncanny: The comedian, 50, was reminiscing on a Simon-lookalike auditionee, who will appear in Saturday's episode, during a recent press conference for the show

Uncanny: The comedian, 50, was reminiscing on a Simon-lookalike auditionee, who will appear in Saturday’s episode, during a recent press conference for the show

A cheeky David added: ‘Also a gastric band,’ before his co-star insisted: ‘I haven’t got a gastric band!’

The children’s author joked: ‘I’m not saying you have, you’ve obviously lost weight naturally.’

David went on to quip that Simon had gone under the knife in order to achieve his age-defying visage.

He said: ‘He looks younger and younger every year, I don’t know how he does it,’ with an irritated Simon hitting back: ‘It’s called exercise and eating well, David.’ 

And it was previously reported that Simon ‘exploded’ at David Walliams during filming for the Britain’s Got Talent auditions after he made a lewd joke.

Clashing! Simon Cowell reportedly 'exploded' at David Walliams during filming for the Britain's Got Talent auditions after he made a lewd joke (the judges are pictured during filming)

Clashing! Simon Cowell reportedly ‘exploded’ at David Walliams during filming for the Britain’s Got Talent auditions after he made a lewd joke (the judges are pictured during filming)

Sources claimed the music mogul berated the comic for his cheeky comment in reference to a contestant, noting the programme is supposed to be ‘a family show’.

According to The Sun, contestant handsome Tim Jones took to the stage dressed in police uniform for his audition, leading David to joke: ‘Arrest me now!’

As Tim began to explain his talent the cheeky judge interrupted: ‘Is it getting your c*** out?’

Simon was quick to interject as he ordered David to apologise which only fuelled David who then added: ‘Do you swing it around?’

Furious Simon exclaimed: ‘Get out, get out, this is supposed to be a family show!’

Jokes: Sources claimed the music mogul berated the comic for his cheeky comment in reference to a contestant, noting the programme is supposed to be 'a family show'

Jokes: Sources claimed the music mogul berated the comic for his cheeky comment in reference to a contestant, noting the programme is supposed to be ‘a family show’

Turning to address the audience the BGT creator added: ‘When we have a break we’ll make him sit on his own for ten minutes.’

An audience member told the publication: ‘It was clear that David was sailing close to the wind with his jibes. Then he went too far. Simon was visibly angry with him and exploded.’

The guest explained that David had been making jibes at Simon all day before he pushed it too far with the gag. 

David’s latest joke about Simon’s age came before he dished out his golden buzzer after being blown away by dance group Born To Perform.

Great job: David's latest joke about Simon's age came before he dished out his golden buzzer after being blown away by dance group Born To Perform

Great job: David’s latest joke about Simon’s age came before he dished out his golden buzzer after being blown away by dance group Born To Perform

The group, made up of people with disabilities from Northampton, lit up the stage with an energetic performance to You Can’t Stop The Beat from the musical Hairspray, leaving everyone on their feet.

And the routine impressed the funnyman so much that he pressed his buzzer and showered the stage with gold, with the moment leaving fellow judge Amanda Holden in tears.

The fun-filled dance, featuring spins, cartwheels and lots of shimmying, left everyone with a huge smile on their faces, with host Dec declaring that it was ‘Joyous, just joyous!’

Commenting after the performance, Alesha Dixon told the group, made up of 14-24 year-olds: ‘Your passion is just pouring out, it’s just wonderful to see, you did a fantastic job, each and every one of you.’

While Amanda said: ‘I did not stop smiling for the whole of that performance, you were amazing!’

Wow: The group, made up of people with disabilities from Northampton, lit up the stage with an energetic performance to You Can't Stop The Beat from the musical Hairspray

Wow: The group, made up of people with disabilities from Northampton, lit up the stage with an energetic performance to You Can’t Stop The Beat from the musical Hairspray

Reverting to his famous catchphrase, Simon declared: ‘I didn’t like it, I loved it!’

The music mogul then added: ‘I loved the fact that you were having such a great time, it was actually one of my favourite auditions.’

When it came to David, his excitement was clear to see as he announced: ‘I absolutely loved it guys. In fact, I loved it so much that I’m gonna do this!’

He then reached over and pressed the golden buzzer, much to the shock of Born To Perform, with both cheers and tears coming from the group. 

As David headed to the stage to congratulate them and greet them with fist bumps, Amanda was seen wiping away the tears at the emotional moment. 

Fantastic: Their routine impressed the comedian so much that he pressed his buzzer and showered the stage with gold, with the moment leaving fellow judge Amanda Holden in tears

Fantastic: Their routine impressed the comedian so much that he pressed his buzzer and showered the stage with gold, with the moment leaving fellow judge Amanda Holden in tears

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