David Walliams presents JLS special in his Independent Sport Relief issue and raises £25,000 on special charity night


Sport Relief should give David Walliams a medal, not many people are as dedicated to a charity as he is.

Five gruelling challenges, millions of pounds raised, several injuries and still he continues to raise more and more.

Last night the Britain’s Got Talent judge held a big fundraiser and dinner in his old school, called “An Evening With David Walliams”. It was a big evening where David held a talk about his life and charity events, and performances by Terrific Tumbleweed and Acabelles. It proved to be a very fruitful event.

The star tweeted:

“A great night at my old school Reigate Grammar School raising money for Sport Relief with my two favourite ladies.

Thankyou to everyone for being so generous. £25,000 was raised! My old teacher Jim Grant interviewed me on stage. I was very lucky to have a few inspirational teachers.”

People were moved by David’s dedication, one of the attendees Jon Prigent‏ said:

“The most humbled and genuine celeb I have ever met! So good looking too! Sheer legend”.

After a busy night David raced to the offices of the In Independent the next morning to fulfil his challenging task as special editor for the day for his Sport Relief issue.

Not one to take such challenges lightly, the multitalented artist went all in says journalist Chris Green:

“David Walliams forensically picked apart news list in morning conference, got our work cut out today”.

Noticing what was going on, Stephen Fry‏ joked:

“I see David Walliams is swimming the entire width of the Indie office for #SportsRelief tomorrow”.

A big feature on JLS has been announced as a centrepiece, as is an interview with Simon Cowell, Eddie Izzard and an interview with David himself by chum Rob Brydon.

Besides editing David also gave interviews to several media outlets to promote the issue before racing accross the town to make it to the Britain’s Got Talent launch.

Darren Ruback said: “Fun and games with David going AWOL 1 minute before chatting to Bacon! Drama! Thanks to David Walliams today! He’s now off to the GotTalent launch while I’m going back to the office!”

The issue is now set to launch and looks set to be amazing. Says Steve Anderson “The @theindynews @theipaper newslists for tomorrow are looking excellent under David Walliams’ careful hand”

Stefano Hatfield, executive editor of i, said: “David has been an extremely hands-on editor who has gone about the job with a lot of passion and commitment.”

Tomorrow night David Walliams will present part of Sport Relief night while JLS will perform “Proud”.

This post was written by Britain’s Got Talent and Big Brother uber fan Daniel Cohen. Catch up with him on Twitter here.

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