Sheridan Smith, Johnny Vegas join David Walliams’ Mr Stink

Comedy stars Sherdian Smith and Johnny Vegas have been added to the cast of BBC One’s adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s novel Mr Stink, joining Hugh Bonneville who will play the titular character.

Smith and Vegas will play the mum and dad of lonely 12-year-old Chloe (Nell Tiger Free), who becomes close friends with tramp Mr Stink.

Mrs Biggs star Smith said: “David is such a brilliant writer, and the character just jumped off the page when I read it. I can’t wait to work with Hugh and Johnny.â€?

The non-Matt Lucas half of Little Britain, Walliams, will also appear as the Prime Minister.

Mr Stink is Walliams’ second children’s novel. It was first published in 2009 and has since sold over 250,000 copies.