On New Year's Day, an adaptation of David Walliams' children book Billionaire Boy aired on TV – but not all its young viewers were impressed. The comedian has shared a letter of complaint he received from one girl who was most not at all happy with the TV version.
Billionaire Boy is a comedy about a father and son who become billionaires after inventing a new toilet roll, and despite starring the likes of author David, Warwick Davis and Catherine Tate, the young fan, named Madeleine, explained she was unhappy with the "awful" acting, the characters' names being changed and the "confusing" plot.
David Walliams has shared a letter of compaint he received from one young fan
"To David Walliams," the pencil-written note begins. "This letter is NOT fan mail. Yes, it has been sent to the fan mail address but it is a COMPLAINT."
"…I had anticipated the arrival of (Billionaire Boy) on the screens, but after I watched it I was highly disappointed. First off, the acting was awful except for the adults. I could've done better and I'm eleven, nearly twelve.
"Secondly some names were changed for no reason whatsoever, such as Dave Grubb was changed into George Grubb and Miss Spite was changed into Miss Spike or Strict or something.
"Thirdly, Joe's character traits were completely changed from spoiled brat to sad boy.
"This letter is NOT fan mail... It is a COMPLAINT". Oh dear. Children are the toughest critics... pic.twitter.com/FqyviTa1u9— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) January 19, 2016
The good-humoured star uploaded the pencil-written note on Twitter
"I know that most of this probably wasn't your fault as the entire thing may have been changed by the scriptwriters and people," she acknowledges. "If so, please give this letter to them."
David, 44, shared the letter with his 1.59million Twitter followers, joking alongside: "This letter is NOT fan mail… It is a COMPLAINT. Oh dear. Children are the toughest critics…"
It came just one day after he shared another note from a fan, who had recently gone behind the scenes at Britain's got Talent. "Thank you for inviting me to BGT," the letter reads. "My favourite part of the day was pressing the buzzer (very loud). It was nice seeing you again."
He also shared another funny note he had received about BGT co-star Simon Cowell
It then continues: "PS – Why has Simon (Cowell) got a cushion and all the other judges didn't?"