David Walliams’ Guest Edit

Mimi ON Mar 20, 2012 AT 5:25 pm

David Walliams

This Thursday, 22nd March, David Walliams is to guest edit both The Independent and i, for a special Sport Relief edition to be published on Friday 23th March.

The charity edition is set to be packed full celebrity, sports personality and comedian contributors including an exclusive editorial with Walliam’s wife, model Lara Stone together with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shot by Alasdair McLellan. Interviews will inlcude Bill Gates, Eddie Izzard and Thierry Henry, whilst other contributions will come courtesy of Richard Curtis, Rob Byrdon, Dermot O’Leary and Nick Frost.

Walliams said of the project, “I was thrilled to be invited to guest edit The Independent and i.   I can’t wait to sit in the editor’s chair and help decide which stories will make it to print. I’m also very grateful to Evgeny Lebedev and everyone else at The Independent and i for supporting this great cause.”

Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of The Independent and i, responded saying: “We are excited to have David editing the papers for a day. Sport Relief is very important not just to David but also to our readers and we’re pleased to be doing our bit to help this great cause.”

Chris Blackhurst, Editor of The Independent said: “I’m happy to give up my seat to David.  David has been planning this issue for some time, and has quite a few surprises in store. From football and fashion to celebrities and the arts, there really is something for everyone in this very special issue.”

All of the proceeds from The Independent’s sale will go to Sports Relief.

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