When David Walliams met Rob Brydon
David Walliams, star of Little Britain and Come fly with me, recently completed an epic 140 mile swim for Sport Relief. He started the swim in Lechlade, Gloucestershire and finished at Westminster bridge in London 7 days later completing the task in 8 days. On day 6, he went through Cookham, Maidenhead, Bray, Boveney, Windsor and eventually finished in Old Windsor. We went to see him at Boulters Lock in Maidenhead and there were hundreds of people there to greet him, so in an effort to get a bit closer I went to Boveney Lock. When I arrived there was only the lock keeper and myself along with the boat traffic. This turned out to be the calm before the storm as you can see below.
As he got near the place really started to fill up. The money collectors arrived with their giant BT engineer indicating it wasn't long before the man himself arrived.
While Rob Brydon was being interviewed, the support boat arrived.
With Davids arrival imminent, Rob goes from being interviewed to towel waver. The shoes were in position and ready.
David Walliams arrives, asks Rob if he's done his Ronnie Corbett impression and is then helped out of the water.
They head off for a cuppa in the lock keepers cottage, being followed by the film crew.
One cuppa later and David is ready to get back in the water. Without too much hesitation, he's back in.
With the support crews ready, he sets off for a finish in Old Windsor about 3 hrs later. He's accompanied here by his trainer, Greg Whyte, seen here in the red cap.
I have to say, what a guy. I couldn't do it. I'm really pleased that he got passed the 1 million pound mark.
Well done David!!
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