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David Walliams says celebrities are 'over-rewarded'

From BBC - November 2, 2017

David Walliams has said he thinks people in the entertainment industry are "over-rewarded".

The comedian and writer was recently made an OBE at Buckingham Palace.

"It was really lovely meeting people from other walks of life who genuinely deserve it because we are over-rewarded in showbusiness," he said.

Walliams, speaking on ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show, added that people who are surgeons or have done charity work, were "very inspiring".

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The star also said Simon Cowell, who he works with on Britain's Got Talent, refused his invitation to come for lunch after his OBE ceremony.

"I actually invited Simon Cowell and he said, 'do you think I want to go and celebrate with you while you get an honour?' I went, 'well you might'. He was like, 'you think I would be pleased for you?'.

"He is very competitive and he thinks that he should get a knighthood. He wants to go straight to the knighthood."

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