VIDEO: Walliams battles Thames Tummy for Sport Relief Swim

David Walliams stops for a break in Wittenham, Oxfordshire, during his attempt to swim the entire length of the River Thames to raise money for Sport Relief.

You’ve got to admire the guy’s courage. Most people would have given up by now. But Little Britain star David Walliams is battling on with his Sport Relief Thames swim, despite debilitating stomach cramps and vomiting yesterday caused by swallowing water from the river.

He’s been unable to eat very much, just a slice of toast this morning and rehydration salts administered by his team to replace some of his lost nutrients which will hopefully give him enough strength to continue.

He says: “If I can put one arm over the other, I’ll carry on!” We just hope he makes it. To sponsor David go to