David Walliams, 48, secretly shacked up with former Page 3 girl Keeley Hazell, 33, for nine months

DAVID Walliams secretly shacked up with former Page 3 girl Keeley Hazell for nine months.

The model, 33, stayed with the Britain’s Got Talent judge, 48, at his London home after returning from working in the US.

Sources close to the funnyman insist the pair are just long-term pals, but share a “special chemistry”.

A friend said: “David and Keeley go way back and have kept in touch since she attempted to break into acting in the US.

“He has a big empty home and was grateful for the company so it suited both parties.

“During her glamour modelling days, David was known as a keen admirer but now sees her very much as a close pal.

“Keeley also used David’s pad as a base while renovating her new home in London.

“She moved out just before lockdown.”

Earlier this year, Keeley revealed she was searching for love and new work.

She told her Instagram followers: “Looking for a job and a boyfriend. 

“Not sure where I’m going wrong.”

David and Keeley were regulars on the London party circuit in the late Noughties.

She comforted the Little Britain star when he broke up with another model, Lauren Budd.

They attended showbiz bashes together before David settled down with model Lara Stone, the mother of his six-year-old son Alfred.

The pair married in 2010 before splitting five years later.

Since his divorce, David has been linked with model Chloe Ayling, 22, actress Kate Beckinsale, 47, and make-up artist Lou Teasdale, 36.

The Sun on Sunday also revealed in May that he had propositioned Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, 38.

Meanwhile, London-born Keeley has previously been linked with former T4 host Steve Jones, 43, and footballer Joe Cole, 38.

She stopped modelling in 2008 and moved to LA to launch an acting career.

Keeley appeared in films including Venus and the Sun, Horrible Bosses 2 and Brit gangster movie St George’s Day. 

She also auditioned for the lead role in sexy blockbuster 50 Shades of Grey.

She said previously: “Making the transition from modelling to an actress, I felt that I wanted to study and sort of do that outside of the UK. 

“I wanted to be somewhere where I could be anonymous. It would be better for me.”

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