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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Baz Ashmawy's mum lands an agent thanks to new Sky One show '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy'

Melanie Finn

Published 25/07/2014 | 15:43

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Baz Ashmawy and his mum
Baz Ashmawy
Baz Ashmawy

Baz Ashmawy has revealed how his 71-year-old mum Nancy has stolen his thunder in his new Sky One show.

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The Dublin presenter (37) will next month unveil his six-part show ’50 Ways to Kill You Mammy’ in what could herald the start of a bright career with the British broadcaster.

Confirming that more work could be in the pipeline with Sky One, he said: “They’re great to work for and they think mum’s the real star.”

The part-Egyptian presenter jumped ship from RTE to Sky One last year after the green-lighted his latest ambitious project, which will air on August 25.

He has not worked with the national broadcaster since June 2012 when his early morning breakfast show with Lucy Kennedy came to an end.

Now he’s set for a big future with the big-budget broadcaster Sky One – who have indicated there will be more work for him in the future, should his show perform well with audiences.

“I would love to do more work with them.  Let’s get this show launched and then we’ll see where we’re at,” he continued.

His new show co-stars his mum Nancy, who has even signed to celebrity agent Noel Kelly, as she puts herself in front of the camera for the first time.

It shows him coercing his brave mum into engaging in a number of daredevil activities including wrestling crocodiles, snake-charming, flying a plane, swimming with sharks and

The no-expense-spared show sees the pair travelling as far afield as the US, Asia and Africa as he looks for different ways to challenge her.

With no challenge too big, Baz and his mum travel to the US, Asia and Africa as he looks for crazy ways to frighten the life out of her.

Speaking about his thrill-seeking mum, the former ‘How Low Can You Go’ star said she was "at a stage in her life where she yearns for a bit of adventure".

He added: “We had an incredible time filming the series – it was truly eye opening to experience so many adventures with mum and see them through her eyes.

“I’m so excited for everyone to see it on Sky 1 next month, and, who knows, my mammy might just inspire some viewers to set off on their very own journey of discovery!”

He previously fronted several series of ‘Baz’s Extreme Worlds’ for RTE, which saw him doing everything from wrestling alligators to trailing one of Ireland’s top rat exterminators for a week.

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