07/03/2014 03:45 GMT | Updated 07/03/2014 03:59 GMT

David Walliams Voices Support For #SaveBBC3 Campaign as Online Petition Hits 115k Signatures

'Little Britain' comic David Walliams is the latest star to voice his support for the campaign to save BBC3 as an online petitions hits a record-breaking 115k signatures.

David, whose hit comedy was first broadcast on the channel, urged fans to sign the Change.org petition via his Twitter account.

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David's hit comedy 'Little Britain' found its feet on the digital channel

“If you want to #SaveBBC3 sign this petition. I am a bit biased as @bbcthree was where 'Little Britain' started!” he wrote.

With over 115k signatures and counting, the Change.org petition is the fastest-growing and biggest petition relating to a television network to ever appear on the site.

Plenty of the BBC’s biggest stars have backed the campaign while TV lovers have been remembering the shows first aired on the innovative youth-orientated channel.

Plans to axe the channel in 2015 and make its programmes available via iPlayer only were confirmed by BBC Director-General Tony Hall yesterday afternoon.

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