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Baz Ashmawy on mum Nancy's future: 'I'd love to see her on a couch grilling celebrities and just being herself'

Sasha Brady

Published 21/03/2016 | 11:50

(L-R) Producer Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy Ashmawy pose with the International Emmy award in the 'Non-Scripted Entertainment' category for '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' during the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala in Manhattan, New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
(L-R) Producer Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy Ashmawy pose with the International Emmy award in the 'Non-Scripted Entertainment' category for '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' during the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala in Manhattan, New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Baz and Nancy Ashmawy pictured in the IFI, Dublin at the premiere of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy Season 2. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
Baz Ashmawy and his mammy

Presenter Baz Ashmawy and his 74-year-old mother Nancy are about to finish the third and final series for the hit TV Show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy but what does the future hold for the mother-and-son duo?

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"We are about to head off to film the third series for Sky so hopefully it should be on screens before the end of the year," Ashmawy said.

"While it is the same show in theory we have tweaked it this series to try and keep it fresh. I can't tell you what it is because Nancy doesn't know yet. Part of the fun will be catching on film the look on her face when we reveal the twists," the 40-year-old revealed to the Sunday World Magazine+.

The Libyan-born star has enjoyed the success the show has achieved but has expressed his desire that the Emmy-winning series ends on a high.

Baz and Nancy Ashmawy pictured in the IFI, Dublin at the premiere of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy Season 2. Picture: Robbie Reynolds
Baz and Nancy Ashmawy pictured in the IFI, Dublin at the premiere of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy Season 2. Picture: Robbie Reynolds

"I think, we this upcoming series, the show has reached its peak - and we don't want to overstay our welcome. The Emmy was incredible and it has given us a chance to run with a third series, but at the end of the day it is just an award," he explained.

Mum Nancy is still in the dark about what tricks Baz has lined up his sleeve for the third series.

(L-R) Producer Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy Ashmawy pose with the International Emmy award in the 'Non-Scripted Entertainment' category for '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' during the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala in Manhattan, New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
(L-R) Producer Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy Ashmawy pose with the International Emmy award in the 'Non-Scripted Entertainment' category for '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' during the 43rd International Emmy Awards Gala in Manhattan, New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

"I can't wait to see what Baz has lined up for me. I like that there are surprises.

"After the second series I'd hoped there'd be a third, but I wasn't sure if it was going to happen. But this is definitely it, after that I'm retiring," she said.

Baz Ashmawy and his mammy
Baz Ashmawy and his mammy

The father-of-five joked that the pair will reverse roles and develop a series where Nancy invites Baz to live her life.

"We played on the idea of flipping the format and having mum bring me off on her preferred days out, but I'm not sure the two of us knitting in her living room would make great TV to be honest. Sky joked about calling it Breaking Baz," he said.

Baz also expressed his wish to see loveable Nancy host her own chatshow.

"I'd love to see her do something like that. She is capable and I think she'd be brilliant with her own chat show. She doesn't need me there beside her - I could be out back pulling the strings. I'd love to see her on a couch, grilling celebrities and just being herself."

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