David Walliams first came to the public's attention when the nation fell in love with they comedy show he made with TV partner Matt Lucas, 'Little Britain'. First hitting screens in 2003, it became one of the most popular BBC shows of all time with characters such as Emily Howard, Bubbles Devere, Lou and Andy and Daffyd Thomas and their various catchphrases. It also spanned a live stage show and a US version, before ending in 2007. David later worked with Matt again on new sitcom 'Come Fly With Me', which saw the pair playing a variety of characters working in an airport. In 2012, it was announced that he would be joining the 'Britain's Got Talent' panel as a judge, alongside Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell. He formed a close 'bromance' with Simon, and much is made of the pair's relationship, both on the show and in the media, with David often referring to him as 'My Simon'. David has also been celebrated for his efforts rising money for Sport Relief, swimming the English Channel in 2006, the Strait of Gibraltar in 2008 and the River Thames in 2011. He's also become one of the most famous children's authors in the UK, and some of his books including 'Mr Stink', 'Gangsta Granny', 'The Boy In The Dress' and 'Billionaire Boy' have been adapted into BBC dramas.