David Walliams nicknamed 'Davina' as a child

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 February 2014
David Walliams

David Walliams

'Britain's Got Talent' judge David Walliams has revealed he was called both 'Davina' and 'Daphne' as a child, joking that he was "a tiny bit effeminate"

David Walliams was called 'Davina' as a child.

The former 'Little Britain' comedian has admitted he was given a "feminine" dressing gown by his uncle, and it led to the family making jokes when he came downstairs in the mornings.

He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "My uncle bought me a feminine silk dressing gown. So when i came down to breakfast I was called Davina."

The 42-year-old star also revealed how he was nicknamed 'Daphne' while at school after he raced around the playground pretending to be Wonder Woman.

He added: "I got a reputation for being a tiny bit effeminate."

Recently, David showed his support for Davina McCall, who is competing in a Sport Relief triathlon.

He previously told BANG Showbiz: "I think it shows that in these challenges you are pushed to the absolute limit. But I know she's quite a strong person both mentally and physically.

"The best way we can get behind her is donating, because that'll be the biggest thing that will make her happiest, to know people are behind her and care."

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