On 18 January 2018, Walliams hosted the Presidents Club annual charity fundraising dinner. The event was featured in a Financial Times article on 23 January 2018, where Maddison Marriage, an undercover journalist for the Financial Times who attended the event, explained "Over the course of six hours, many of the hostesses were subjected to groping, lewd comments and repeated requests to join diners in bedrooms elsewhere in the Dorchester. . . the [charity] auction offer[ed] a hint of the evening's seedier side. Lots included a night at Soho's Windmill strip club and a course of plastic surgery with the invitation to: "Add spice to your wife. " Shortly after the article appeared the President Club closed "after being denounced in parliament and disavowed by the charities it supported. " On 24 January 2018, Walliams made statements on Twitter about his involvement in the event, in two separate tweets: "Last Thursday night I hosted the Presidents Club annual charity fundraiser. I agreed to host as it is one of the biggest charity fund raising events of the year. I was there in a strictly professional capacity and not as a guest. " and "I left immediately after I had finished my presenting on stage at 11. 30pm. I did not witness any of the kind of behaviour that allegedly occurred and am absolutely appalled by the reports. "