Taken from news.bbc.co.uk Walliams completes Channel swim David Walliams hoped to complete the swim in 16 hours Little Britain star David Walliams has successfully completed the 21-mile swim across the English Channel to France. The 34-year-old comedian, who entered the water at Shakespeare Beach in Dover, Kent, at 0531 BST on Tuesday, reached France at 1600 BST. He finished in much quicker time than the 16 hours he had expected the crossing to take. Walliams undertook the gruelling swim as part of Sport Relief, for which he hoped to raise about £500,000. Nice to see a celebrity actually achieve something remarkable in their efforts to raise money for charity. More people have climbed Everest than completed the channel crossing. Hope Jade Goody saw this and felt ashamed!!!