'He likes to keep it on the down low!' Retired Late Show host David Letterman, 69, visits New Orleans to volunteer for Habitat For Humanity
It's not something you would expect a TV celebrity to do in his retirement.
On Saturday, former Late Show host David Letterman went to New Orleans to help build a house for someone needing a hand up in life.
The 69-year-old volunteered for the manual labour with the charity Habitat For Humanity.
Doing his bit for charity: David Letterman, seen at a fundraiser for Washington D.C.'s Lab School last month, spent the weekend helping to build a house for Habitat For Humanity
The celebrity was barely recognisable with a thick shaggy grey beard and his hair hidden under a pale blue woolly hat.
The five-time Emmy winner, who retired in 2015, was outed for his good work by fellow volunteer Kate O'Leary who sent local TV station WWL-TV a selfie of herself with David.
Saying that he had also worked for the non-profit last year, she added: 'He likes to help out with projects like that, and keep it on the down low.'
Getting his hands dirty: The 69-year-old former Late Show host worked as a builder on a project in New Orleans
The nonprofit group's chief advancement officer, Marguerite Oestreicher, confirmed that Letterman worked on construction on Friday and Saturday.
She said that the celebrity is 'just like any individual who volunteers from their heart and gives their time to help families in need.'
Letterman fronted NBC's Late Night With David Letterman from 1982 to 1993 before moving to CBS for The Late Show With David Letterman for the following 22 years.
He can't hide: The five-time Emmy winner, who retired in 2015, was outed for his good work by fellow volunteer Kate O'Leary who sent local TV station WWL-TV a selfie of herself with David
He gave his first interview about his late night tenure a year after leaving The Late Show...and he revealed he doesn't miss it.
He told NBC's Tom Brokaw: 'The concentrated, fixated, focusing on that — it’s good now to not have that. I couldn’t care less about late-night television.'
David, who was replaced by Robert Colbert, added: 'I don’t know why they didn’t give my show to a woman. That would have been fine.'
His last stand: Letterman hosted his final broadcast of CBS's Late Show With David Letterman on May 20, 2015, after 33 years in late night television kicking off with his NBC show in 1982
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