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Walliams pops the question to girlfriend Lara

Little Britain star David Walliams is engaged, it was reported today.

The 38-year-old Little Britain comedian said that he proposed to Dutch supermodel girlfriend Lara Stone (25) in Los Angeles last week.

He said: "It's true, we're engaged and blissfully happy. I wasn't planning to make a public announcement because I am not a royal -- yet."

The couple are said to be in Brazil at the moment, where Lara is modelling at Sao Paolo Fashion Week. They have been together since May last year.

Walliams stars with comedy partner Matt Lucas in Little Britain.

Among the characters he plays are transvestite Emily Howard, whose catchphrase is "I'm a lay-dee".