David Walliams Opens Up About Gay Experiences
Camp star admits he was confused about his sexuality as a teen...
David Walliams has revealed that he had gay experiences as a child, which left him "confused" about his sexuality.
TheBritain's Got Talent judge has been speaking to The Sun in advance of the publication of his autobiography, the brilliantly named Camp David.
He said: "Once you become well known and a certain national daily newspaper has a gay-o-meter — naming no names! — people have a sense of what you’ve been up to.
"Not necessarily what you're thinking or feeling, but actually your childhood, your early life, your passage to success is generally something that they're going to know nothing about. I wanted to concentrate on that period.
"I know there is fascination with me because I'm camp, yet over the years I've been connected to some very beautiful women. I've married a supermodel yet there I am on Britain’s Got Talent with Simon Cowell, camping it up."
Talking about his teenage years, he continued: "I guess I'm just very honest about my sexuality.
"I had gay experiences as a child and remember being very confused about that.
"I think there will still be people who will want it out of me, until the day I die. But I’m glad I talked honestly about my childhood sexual awakening because I think there’s plenty of other people out there who will be reading it and say, 'That's quite normal, that happened to me. It confused me too.'"
And Walliams admitted that he had always been camp, which had led some people to make assumptions about his sexuality.
"I've always been effeminate, and I think people confuse effeminacy with homosexuality, like they go hand-in-hand," he continued.
"But there are plenty of effeminate people who are straight, and plenty of butch people who are gay.
"I've always been camp, I've always been drawn to playing Wonder Woman in the school playground. I'm not worried about it, it just seems other people are."