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David Walliams' Mr Stink headed to TV

David Walliams and Matt Lucas

Story by Jack Foley

MR Stink, the best-selling children’s book by David Walliams, is heading to TV.

The book, about a smelly tramp who is befriended by a girl called Chloe, will be broadcast on BBC1 later this year.

Details on cast members have yet to be announced but Walliams – who is also writing the script for the series – said he was “beyond thrilled” that his work was being adapted for the small screen.

Mr Stink was recently shortlisted for a Blue Peter award for the best children’s novel of the last decade, while BBC One controller Danny Cohen described the story as a “heart-warming, nose-clenching, funny tale which will appeal to viewers of all ages”.

The book was first published in 2009 and has sold 250,000 copies.

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