David Walliams' best-selling children's novel Mr Stink is to be made into a comedy-drama for BBC One.
The book – about a girl who befriends a local tramp – is to be made into a 60-minute film that will air later this year.
Walliams, who will also play the Prime Minister in the film, said: ‘I have written the script, and can't wait to see actors bring it to life.’
The BBC’s head of comedy, Mark Freeland, added: ‘I am delighted that the BBC is continuing its relationship with the multi-talented David Walliams.
’Mr Stink has become an instant classic and it's so exciting to see it come to life on TV. Both my children would echo that. But then they both want parts…’
Walliams – a judge on the new series of Britain’s Got Talent on ITV, has written several children's books, including The Boy in the Dress, Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy.
Mr Stink has sold 250,000 copies since it was released in 2009 and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter best book of the decade award.