By Mail On Sunday Reporter
He is already known as one half of a double act – but yesterday David Mitchell officially became part of a rather more glamorous duo.
The actor married writer and presenter Victoria Coren in front of a host of other television stars, including comedian David Baddiel and his actress wife Morwenna Banks, and former Blue Peter host Konnie Huq.
Mitchell, 38, arrived at St Peter's Church in Belsize Park, North London, with his best man and comedy partner Robert Webb.
The pair, who met at Cambridge University, starred in Peep Show – Channel 4's longest-running sitcom – and BBC2 sketch show That Mitchell And Webb Look.
Miss Coren, 39, who wore a fishtail dress, was given away by her brother, food critic Giles, and her bridesmaids included presenter Claudia Winkleman.
The bride is a professional poker player and hosts BBC4 quiz show Only Connect.
She began dating Mitchell in 2010, but he has admitted being 'smitten' with his 'clever, funny, beautiful' wife since they met in 2007.
The bride looked lovely in a traditional white wedding gown, which featured lace sleeves and a figure hugging bodice with a mermaid silhouette.
She opted for a classic veil and kept her long blonde locks down and her make-up natural, while David went for a quintessentially English black tailcoat over his grey suit.
Both David and Victoria beamed as they made their way into St Peter's Church to promise each other eternal faith.
The ceremony was attended by a range of celebrity friends, including Jimmy Carr, David Baddiel and Claudia Winkleman.
And David's comedic partner and Peep Show co-star Robert Webb acted as best man, following his friend into the church to no doubt give him some last minute words of encouragement before the couple said their 'I do's'.
David, 38, has been dating Victoria, 39, the daughter of late TV personality Alan Coren, since 2010 and popped the question in March of this year.
The pair actually met at a showbiz party in 2007, and even though David admitted he was instantly smitten with the fellow writer and broadcaster, three years went by before they actually got together.
She was in a relationship with someone else at the time and turned down the comedian's advances.
In his autobiography 'Back Story', David spoke out about the agony of not being with the love of his life for those years, and how it led him to midnight walks in the park and frequent visits to the pub.
‘I was hopelessly in love. I told no one about it,’ the star discloses in his book. ‘I didn’t tell my closest friends or my parents of the enormous sadness that overshadowed my life.’
‘I started walking for my back,’ he writes. ‘I kept going because of her. It made thinking about her more bearable.’
‘I’d always liked getting drunk in the pub or at parties – now I had a real use for it.'
'You could use it to speed up time – almost like cutting to the next morning’s hangover. So I did that. A lot. A few times, when drunk, I’d get off with someone.
The booze allowed me to tell myself that it might make me feel better. Maybe I’ll manage to fall in love with this person instead.’