Dick and Dom are set to return to our TV screens

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Dick and Dom aka Richard “Dick” McCourt and Dominic “Dom” Wood are set to return to TV with an adult version of their hit children’s TV show ‘Dick and Dom in da Bungalow’, but they accept that the original programme would not be able to made now due.

TV presenters Dick and Dom don’t believe that their iconic children’s TV show could be made now – because so many of the gags would be deemed cruel.

‘Dick and Dom in da Bungalow’ – which was presented and created by Richard McCourt (Dick) and Dominic Wood (Dom) – and aired on CBBC, running for five series in total from 2002 to 2006.

The comedy series featured many stunts such as the pair yelling bogeys and the game Baldy Slap Heads but they admit that they would not be able to make those jokes now due to political correctness.

Dick, 45, said; “The rulebook since then has got bigger.”


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The pair are set to return to TV in 2022 with an adult version of the hit show. But adjustments have had to be made to appease modern audiences.

Dom, 43, said: “We got people to hold puppies, which would lick dog food off vases, it was very funny. The dogs were happy, but nowadays that just would not be allowed.”

Dick and Dom starred in the westend where celebrities including Matt Evers, Mark Boardman, Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Culshaw also in the cast.

Peter Luff invited then culture secretary Tessa Jowell into his office to view the show which he considered inappropriate for young viewers and not something the BBC should be broadcasting.

Dick and Dom were famously criticised by a senior MP in the House of Commons back in 2005.

He said: “You can join me in playing How Low Can You Bungalow?, a test to see your response to grossly embarrassing personal situations, largely of a lavatorial nature; Pants Dancers in the Hall of Fame, photos of children with underwear on their heads; Make Dick Sick, a game which I think speaks for itself; and finally Bunged Up, in which you play a character in a sewerage system avoiding turtle poos coming from various lavatories.

“Is that really the stuff of public service broadcasting?”

BBC defended the double BAFTA-winning show saying it was popular with all audiences.

A spokeswoman said at the time: “Dick and Dom in da Bungalow remains one of the most popular shows, which transmits both on The CBBC Channel and BBC1. The show and presenters won children’s BAFTAs in 2004. It is pure fun and entertainment, aimed at 8-12 year-olds, so it is unsurprising that it doesn’t appeal to some adults.”

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