Books - Camp David by David Walliams

Co-creator of outrageous hit sketch show Little Britain, record-breaking swimmer and star judge on Britain’s Got Talent, much-loved funnyman David Walliams has penned a deeply revealing autobiography.

Frank, funny and fiercely moving in parts, Walliams lays his inner demons bare, allowing the reader to glimpse beneath the familiar flamboyant, show-off nature he injects into every public appearance. Battling depression without realising it as a teenager, many will be shocked to read details of three failed suicide attempts.

In addressing his ‘Camp David’ reputation head-on comes the confession he struggled with confused sexual desires in his youth and painfully shy attempts at wooing women before finding love with supermodel wife Lara Stone.

It is rare to find an autobiography filled with such warm yet truthful appraisals of showbiz chums, predominantly, of course, Matt Lucas, and some anecdotes will raise both smiles and a few eyebrows.The story is a fascinating and entertaining read.