Comedian raised over £1.1million for Sport Relief
presenter David Walliams has completed his epic 140-mile swim along the Thames
in eight days after illness and cold weather conspired to delay him.
The Little Britain star was greeted at the finish on Westminster Bridge by his
supermodel wife Lara Stone, as well as friends Barbara Windsor, Miranda Hart
and Lenny Henry.
He fell ill last week, suffering from ‘Thames Tummy’ after picking up bacteria
in the water and complained of being bitten by water fleas.
“Being sick was a low point,” he said. “I lost my mojo but thought if I try I
can keep going.”
PBO reported last week that Walliams’ trainer was concerned about the actor
developing hypothermia because a mild summer left the water colder than the
His 140-mile swim took him from Lechdale in Gloucestershire to Westminster in
Walliams’ efforts were filmed for a Sport Relief documentary that will be
broadcast next spring.