David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress to become BBC film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2014
David Walliams

David Walliams

David Walliams' first children's book 'The Boy in the Dress' is being turned into a Christmas TV film for BBC One

David Walliams' book 'The Boy in the Dress' is being turned into a TV film for the BBC.

The comedian's first children's story about a twelve-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing is being adapted into a feature-length film which is due to air this Christmas.

He proudly announced the news on Twitter by writing: "I am very excited to tell you that my first children's book 'The Boy in the Dress' is going to be a Christmas TV film on @BBCOne (sic)"

David first disclosed the news at a World of Walliams Mega Event on March 8, explaining to an audience that 'The Boy in a Dress' is currently in production and his later works, 'Ratburger', 'Demon Dentist' and 'Billionaire Boy' will follow.

This is the next step in an already successful deal with the BBC for David, after 'Mr Stink' was broadcast on December 23 2012 and 'Gangsta Granny' was shown on December 26 last year.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge also revealed that Jo Sargeant, who produced the first two TV films, is already working on the forthcoming adaptations.

'The Boy in the Dress' is a semi-autobiographical story about Dennis, who befriends the popular girls in school and likes to wear girls' clothes.

The announcement was met wide widespread approval, with BBC One tweeting, "is it Christmas yet? We can't wait", and fans enthusing, "It's becoming an annual event! Congratulations."

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