David Walliams left his fans heartbroken on Tuesday after sharing an incredible photo of his great-grandfather John Boorman.
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The BGT judge's team, who run his Instagram account, posted a series of old black-and-white photos alongside the caption: "David’s great grandfather John Boorman who was a Grenadier Guard during the First World War. ‘Do you like me Daddy?’ wrote the son he had yet to meet on a postcard sent to the battlefields of France. John’s heroic but tragic story was part of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ now on @bbciplayer."
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The famous dad received the most amazing reaction from his fans, many of whom spoke of their heartbreak.
"It was heartbreaking," wrote one, with another adding: "Absolutely fantastic episode. Broke my heart to see what happened to your grandfather, true hero. Lest we forget."
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David shared the amazing photos on Instagram
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Others spoke of the importance of treasured memories, with one sweetly noting: "Hi this is so beautiful memories are such an important thing."
In David's Who Do You Think You Are episode, he explored his great-grandad's often-traumatic experiences on the battlefield of WWI.
Fans have come to love the amazing throwback photos that the comedian shares on his social media pages.
In May, David uploaded a series of throwback pictures from his teenage days, and could be seen looking fresh-faced as he smiled at the camera in a white polo T-shirt.
David as a teenager!
Fans of David were loving the old picture, and were quick to comment on how young he looked. One person commented underneath the picture: "Baby face look at you", while another wrote: "So cute" alongside a heart-eyes emoji.
A third person added: "You look so fresh!" A fourth person even compared a young David to another entertainment star, commenting: "Wonderful… a touch of Andrew Lloyd Webber about you."
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