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Britain's Got Talent star David Walliams on love and sexuality

The dad-of-one is private about his home life

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David Walliams is back on our screens on the judging panel for the one-off recap of this year's Britain's Got Talent on Saturday, and we're huge fans of the multi-talented comedian-come-actor-come-author.

Since shooting to fame in Little Britain with Matt Lucas in 2003, the star has been a regular on our TV screens and penned an impressive 25 children's books. 

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However, little is known of David's home life, being notoriously private about his relationships. The TV personality was married to model Lara Stone between 2010 and 2015 and they share a six-year-old son, Alfred, together. David has addressed questions on his sexuality several times in the past, most recently in an interview with Attitude magazine in 2017.

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David Walliams and his ex-wife Lara Stone

When asked if he is attracted to men, the star replied: "It's a bit of both. I don't know why anyone would rule [a relationship with a man] out. Why would anyone say that's never going to happen?" He added: "I do love women and I'm attracted to women but sometimes I think it would be simpler if I wasn't - because people think I'm gay and I'm camp." 

In the same year, David told The Sunday People: "I had gay experiences growing up, which I enjoyed. I was a teen and in a lot of all-male environments. I am naturally very camp."

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David with his BGT co-stars

David, 48, previously told the Radio Times how he believes that sexuality can change over the years. He said: "I think it's all about falling in love with the person and that is overlooked, really."

He continued: "I hate it when people 'confess' or 'reveal' their sexuality and also things can change for people over the years. So it is about the person but I also think it goes beyond that. You don't just fall in love with someone's body, do you? You fall in love with someone's soul and heart and brain."

In a 2009 appearance on Desert Island Discs, host Kirsty Young asked the comedian: "Have you ever had a relationship with a man?" He replied: "No. If I fell in love with a man then, yeah, I wouldn't say that could never happen. I think about it; because I am effeminate I've always thought about it, 'Am I gay?'"

 He also revealed: "If I was gay, I would just get on with it. But definitely I love women, I love being around women, I find them incredible and intoxicating, and I've never had that feeling I get with women with a man."

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