David Walliams

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Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is David Walliams. He has seen extraordinary success - as one half of the comedy duo behind Little Britain, as a cross-channel swimmer and more recently on the West End stage and as a novelist. In this frank interview, he describes his life away from the spotlight; how he used to practise comedy routines in his bathroom, the excitement of an early trip out wearing a John Paul Gaultier skirt, the inner drive that propels him and the unhappiness he feels when he has no company except his own.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
Book: Collected Poems by Philip Larkin
Alternative to Bible: None - Bible not taken
Luxury: A gun.

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Fri 27 Feb 2009 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestDavid Walliams

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