David Walliams has signed up to stay on Britain's Got Talent in 2016, meaning he'll return as a judge on the show for its tenth series.

David Walliams

David Walliams

The comedian - who will star on this year's series alongside fellow judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden when it returns to screens next month - has revealed he has already agreed to stay on the ITV show for the tenth season, which will begin filming in 2016.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Unless I do something awful then yes, I will be back next year."

David, 43, also addressed a cryptic tweet he sent boss Simon at the end of last year's show, which hinted that he was planning to quit

The 'Little Britain' star admitted he had considered leaving but now sees it would have been "foolish" to exit the show.

He said: "I felt I'd done three years on the show and that's sometimes enough. I was also out of contract so it was up to 'Britain's Got Talent' to ask me to come back. Fortunately they did. It is a really fun show, there's nothing like it.

"We've got a really great panel and I love the chemistry. Most of the time it's a really happy experience and I would've been foolish to leave it."

Meanwhile, David's co-stars Alesha and Amanda are yet to broker new deals to star on the tenth series.