After finishing the last Britain’s Got Talent auditions session at 1:30am, you’d understand it if David Walliams went to his comfortable hotel room and remained in the land of nod until deep in the afternoon.
Everyone was exhausted at the end of the show, with many audience members tweeting that they were so tired they couldn’t get up in the morning. The crew and stars didn’t start tweeting till late the next afternoon and made it a lazy day…..but NOT David Walliams, oh no!!
Despite his eyes being tiny from tiredness on Sunday night, David traveled back to London to resume working. After a full day shooting, David told his Twitter followers last night: “Today I was a model for the day for Harper’s Bazaar.”
Adding a picture he continued:
“That’s me on the right. On the left is the lovely actress and model Amber Anderson.”
And that wasn’t all, in the Guardian today he announced the arrival of the Mr Stink TV show, for which he wrote the script and in which he will star as the Prime Minister.
The story of a schoolgirl who befriends a homeless man and hides him in her family’s garden shed, Walliams children’s novel Mr Stink has sold 250,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter best book of the decade award.
BBC1 controller Danny Cohen described the family comedy drama as a “heart-warming, nose-clenching and funny tale which will appeal to viewers of all ages”.
The book, first published in 2009 and illustrated by Quentin Blake, has been adapted for the small screen by Walliams, who said:
“I am beyond thrilled that BBC1 is adapting my children’s book Mr Stink into a family film. I have written the script and can’t wait to see actors bring it to life.”
Mr Stink has already been adapted for the stage.
Mark Freeland, head of BBC Comedy, said:
“I am delighted that the BBC is continuing its relationship with the multi-talented David Walliams. Mr Stink has become an instant classic and it’s so exciting to see it come to life on TV.”
Sometimes I wonder if those backstage naps are all the sleep he gets …
This post was written by Britain’s Got Talent and Big Brother uber fan Daniel Cohen. Check out his personal blog here or catch up with him on Twitter here.