David Walliams' sexuality has been a favourite topic in celebrity media circles for many years, with The Sun even running a 'gay-o-meter' for him.
Now the comedian has opened up to the tabloid and admitted that he has in fact had gay experiences.
Ahead of the release of his autobiography, he said: "I had gay experiences as a child and remember being very confused about that. I think there will still be people who will want it out of me, until the day I die.
Walliams frankly discusses his sexuality in his new book
“But I’m glad I talked honestly about my childhood sexual awakening because I think there’s plenty of other people out there who will be reading it and say, ‘That’s quite normal, that happened to me. It confused me too.’
The Britain's Got Talent judge, who found fame alongside Matt Lucas in Little Britain, added that he'd "always been drawn to playing Wonder Woman in the school playground".
Explaining why he's chosen to be so frank in his book, Walliams explained that his fame meant that people probably had a sense of what he'd been up to anyway.
Walliams, who decided to title his book Camp David, makes the point that while he's behaving in a camp manner on BGT, he gets to go home to supermodel wife Lara Stone.
He also points out that there are plenty of straight people who behave effeminately and butch people who are actually homosexual.
Walliams' autobiography covers his life up until the raging success of Little Britain, the sketch show which made Walliams and Lucas household names.
It also means the last decade of his life is uncovered, but he hasn't ruled out a second instalment.
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