Teachers and students at Pool Academy have high hopes for David Walliams to appear as a guest judge in their upcoming talent show after the actor liked a tweet from the school's Twitter account.

The school tagged the Little Britain star in a tweet asking for celebrity guest judges to attend the talent show, which is being held on March 22.

Head of Music Emily Cromey is hoping to get in touch with the actor and comedian to organise a visit to Cornwall.

She said: "The students are so excited that Mr Walliams even took a little bit of notice to a school in the far reaches of the country.

“[They] think because we are in Cornwall no one ever pays attention to us, so it's great he showed some interest."

It certainly wouldn't be the first time Mr Walliams dropped in to surprise the children of Cornwall.

He visited the Kernow International Jamboree, which hosts 1,500 scouts from around the world, back in 2013 after being invited along by Bear Grylls, who is chief scout in the UK.

The two were flown in by helicopter and got involved in some of the activities.

The school also tweeted fellow Britain's Got Talent cast members Simon Cowell, Ant and Dec, and Amanda Holden, in hopes of holding a star-studded talent show.

So far, only Mr Walliams has responded to the tweet, and the school hopes that he will attend the event and make it truly one to remember.

Mrs Cromey said: "Mr Walliams if you fancy a trip to the deepest west of England, home of Pasties, Poldark, sea shanties and the ‘right way to spread cream and jam on scones’, why not come and join us?"

"If he was able to record us a small video clip wishing the students luck or similar we would be so grateful."

The talent competition will take place in the school’s main hall at 6.30pm on March 22 after two rounds of auditions after school.