David Walliams has travelled to the Maldives with Jimmy Carr to mend his broken heart after breaking up with wife Lara Stone, whom he married in 2010 and has a 20 month old son with.

David Walliams and Lara Stone

David Walliams and Lara Stone

He didn't attend the 'Britain's Got Talent' launch on Thursday and instead went on the pre-arranged holiday with his 'Eight out of Ten Cats' presenter friend.

Perhaps he believes this to be the best thing for him right now to try and get some time alone to talk to his pal.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jimmy is a real rock to David. He has been a great friend to him over the years and is helping him through this tough time. They might be in one of the most romantic places on Earth, which could have been extremely painful for David, but Jimmy is really keeping him smiling - even while he's surrounded by newlyweds. It helps that they're in such a peaceful and beautiful setting.

"David has been working flat out recently, in spite of his love dramas, so he needed a break with a good mate. It's giving him a lot of time to think things over."

The pair originally tried a separation but have now decided to get a divorce.

A friend of the pair recently revealed: " Lara has no intention of returning and will sign her divorce papers soon. She has been telling people she is never going back. As far as she is concerned the marriage is finished. They're both devastated that they haven't been able to make it work."