David Walliams completes 140 mile swim of the Thames, but he won’t do it again!
Comedian and TV presenter David Walliams has completed his marathon 140 mile swim of the River Thames, but he says he’ll never do it again.
In order to finish the swim, he overcame the “Thames tummy” bug, and continued even after he learned that tons of raw sewage had leaked into the river.
After he emerged from the water victorious last night, he told the media that the worst part of it had been the stomach bug.
He said the worst part was “feeling like my ar*e was going to explode”.
He added, “I feel quite tired.”
And to the crowd, he said, “Thank you so much for your waves and cheers but most of all for your donations.
“I am going a little bit loopy because I’ve just been looking down at the dark water for about 12 hours a day for the last week and not had much human contact.
“I am so very tired and in a lot of pain. Every part of my body aches.
“The first section of the swim really shocked me. The water is two degrees colder than when I swam the Channel — just 15 degrees.
“Although that doesn’t sound like much, it’s made a massive difference to how I’ve been able to cope.”
The Sun adds, “His model wife Lara Stone was there to give him a hug along with his mum Kathleen and celeb pals such as Barbara Windsor, Miranda Hart and Lenny Henry.
He was clapped ashore by 40 young men in trunks.”
However, David said that he wouldn’t be returning to the Thames.
He said, “I’ve had enough of swimming. I need to have a nice lie-down.”