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Last Updated: Friday, 30 June 2006, 10:54 GMT 11:54 UK
Walliams all set for Super Swim
David Walliams is ready for his attempt to swim the English Channel for Sport Relief
Ready and willing: Walliams is all set for his Sport Relief Super Swim
Little Britain star David Walliams is all set for his amazing attempt to swim the English Channel to raise money for Sport Relief.

The goose-fat covered comedian is waiting for weather officials to give him the green light to begin his epic aquatic adventure.

Cross Channel swimmers have to wait for good weather and favourable tides in order to maximise their chances of a successful swim.

It could be any day now, but while David is waiting to dive in there is still plenty of time for you to show your support and sponsor him.

Walliams is eager to get started: "I've been training for months now, and to be honest I just want to get in there now and give it my best shot."

In the meantime you can amuse yourself for hours with a variety of games, downloads and other cool stuff on his website - all of which will help him towards his target.

Make sure you bookmark his site now so you can get live updates as soon as he enters the Channel and you can follow his progress throughout the attempt.

Walliams, 34, will brave freezing waters for up to 16 hours, dodge tankers and plough through seaweed on his Super Swim across the English Channel.

Even with just 15 minutes to go I was counting the seconds until it was over

David Walliams
on his Croatia test

The Little Britain star completed a gruelling eight hour qualifying swim in Croatia last in mid-June to tune up for his attempt.

The Croatian waters provided the perfect preparation, with sea temperatures approximately the same as they will be in the Channel in early July.

"To be honest it was harder than I thought, in fact it was utter misery," said Walliams.

"You get to the point where you feel an awful lot of pain, your arms have been pounding the water for hours on end and they hurt a lot.

"I didn't figure on the level of fatigue - even with just 15 minutes to go I was counting the seconds until it was over.

"It was hard to find the energy to get out at the end."

Sponsor David in his epic attempt at

The story of David's undertaking will be documented in a one-hour programme, Little Britain's Big Swim, on July 13th at 2000 BST.

Get your own very special picture of David, dressed as a lady in a bathing costume, as above, sent to your mobile by texting SWIM DAVID to 82125.

Texts cost 1 plus standard operator charge. At least 70p from each text will go towards David's total.

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