Actor reveals he was totally shot down by X Factor’s Cheryl!

Poor David Walliams isn't having a great week, made worse by the fact that he's had to relive some seriously cringey memories!

The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show this week and told the host about the time he was unashamedly rejected by his fellow guest on the couch, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

David revealed he had been quite taken with Cheryl and the rest of the Girls Aloud ladies when they first started out, but he was soon put in his place.

"When Girls Aloud came along I met Louis Walsh and asked him if any of the girls were single and he said he would ask," David told Graham on the show, which will be aired this Friday night. 

"'I thought he would do that discreetly, but he called a meeting of all of them and asked, 'Do any of you want to go out with David Walliams?' It was a No. And that was the end of that."


The show was filmed before news of David's split from wife Lara Stone broke, making the talk of rejection all the more poignant.

The actor/comedians's wife Lara Stone reportedly walked out of the couple's family home in London on Tuesday, taking their toddler son Albert and dog with her.

Although friends said David was "devastated" by Lara's choice to have a trial separation, the star seems to be coping okay and was live-tweeting his World Book Day tour around English primary schools all day today in good spirits:

We hope he's doing okay under that big smile!