BBC One orders new David Walliams adaptation ‘Boy in the Dress’

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A one-off adaptation of David Walliams’ first children’s book, Boy in the Dress, will air on BBC One this Christmas.

Following the success of Walliams’ two previous Christmas TV offerings, Gangsta Granny and Mr Stink, the hour-long special tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who enjoys cross-dressing, and the reactions of his family and friends.

Walliams commented: “I am over the moon that my first novel for children is going to be on BBC One at Christmas. 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.”

Shane Allen, BBC Controller, Comedy Commissioning, added: “Boy in the Dress is a very touching, hilarious and poignant story of why being different is something to celebrate. 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.”

Boy in the Dress will be adapted by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley alongside David Walliams.

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