Wal­liams: I was hap­pi­est when I wore girl’s clothes

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I’VE been spend­ing a for­tune on biki­nis lately.

I know it’s been hot but I still look for­ward to get­ting away abroad and I like to have plenty of out­fits to choose from to at­tract all the stares on the beach.

I’ve got biki­nis in just about ev­ery colour and all dif­ferint sizes, from quite mod­est to barely there.

I don’t know why I bother, though – I hardly ever wear the tops! TELLY star David Wal­liams ad­mits he dressed up as a GIRL as a kid to es­cape ho­mo­pho­bic taunts.

He played Queen Hen­ri­etta Maria in a school pro­duc­tion of All The King’s Men when he was 11 – and it gave him a feel­ing of ac­cep­tance.

The Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent judge, 41, re­vealed: “I wasn’t a happy child. I was def­i­nitely teased for be­ing girly.

“At that time, the big­gest in­sult was be­ing called gay so be­ing on stage was an es­cape – there I was, em­brac­ing my fem­i­nin­ity and shar­ing the joke.

“I think some­thing hap­pened when peo­ple were laugh­ing while I was wear­ing a dress and act­ing camp.

“I ob­vi­ously made a con­nec­tion that this was a way that I could be funny and get ap­proval.

“And that stayed with me.”

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