David Walliams: If I was prime minister I’d give everyone free sweets

The comedian and writer talks turning Mr Stink into a heart-warming Christmas film on BBC1 in this exclusive video


With BBC1’s Gangsta Granny set to follow on from last year’s Mr Stink and charm the nation this Christmas, David Walliams is becoming something of a Christmas institution. 


The comedian turned children’s writer is responsible for the heart-warming tales behind the BBC films. But he’s not afraid to make appearances in his dramas, too. 

Walliams plays the prime minister in the Mr Stink. He’s a self-important, pretty useless PM. And Walliams worries that he wouldn’t be much better.

“I’d like to do some nice, kind things. You know, free sweets for people. That sort of thing. But I’m not sure I could ever balance the books or anything.” 

“People throw eggs at [politicians] in the street.” he adds. “It really doesn’t look like fun, so it’s certainly not my ambition to enter politics.”

Here he is talking about how his children’s story was turned into Christmas magic by BBC…

Mr Stink is now available on DVD. 

Gangsta Granny, starring Miranda Hart and Joanna Lumley, will air later this year.