David Walliams gets his third Christmas special with The Boy in the Dress

The comedian and author follows up Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink with a BBC1 adaptation of his first children's book

Ho, ho, ho! It’s David Walliams. The Little Britain comedian is set to grace our screens for a third Christmas in a row with an adaptation of his first children’s book Boy In The Dress. 


The festive special – coming to your telly box this December – follows in the footsteps of Mr Stink (2012) and Gangsta Granny (2013) and tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing. The hour-long drama will be adapted by Walliams along with Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley.

“I am over the moon that my first novel for children is going to be on BBC1 at Christmas,” said Walliams. “I was very pleased with the adaptations of Mr Stink and Gangsta Granny, and I trust Boy In The Dress will delight and surprise a family audience.”


“Boy in the Dress is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate,” added BBC’s head of comedy, Shane Allen. “As with David’s other novel adaptations I have no doubt this will attract an exceptional cast and be a special Christmas treat for all the family.”