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'I'm trying to turn my family into the not-so-pretty Kardashians', says tv star Baz Ashmawy

Sharon McGowan

Published 08/09/2015 | 08:03

Baz Ashmawy and his mammy
Baz Ashmawy and his mammy
Baz Ashmawy and fiancee Tanya
Baz and his 71-year-old dare devil mother Nancy

Presenter Baz Ashmawy has his sights set on turning his family into Ireland's answer to the Kardashians - but "not-so-pretty".

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The Dublin broadcaster, who is the star of Sky's hit series 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy, told the Herald he has roped even more family members into the reality show, much like the famous celebrity clan.

"We have my daughter in one of the episodes - I'm trying to turn us into the not-so-pretty Kardashians. That's the target eventually," Baz said jokingly.

Read more: Baz (and his mammy) set to earn up to €5m for hit show

Baz and his 71-year-old dare devil mother Nancy
Baz and his 71-year-old dare devil mother Nancy

While the former RTE star is happy to include his nearest and dearest in the series, the proud dad admitted he would be apprehensive about his kids following in his showbiz footsteps.

"I'd just want them to do whatever they really want to do in life, but it's a tough business, so I don't know if I'd encourage them," he said.

"But if that's what they really want to do they should always follow their heart."

Read more: '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' host Baz Ashmawy scores another Sky series, 'The Fanatics'

Baz Ashmawy and fiancee Tanya
Baz Ashmawy and fiancee Tanya

Even though they work together, the newly-engaged presenter admitted he still visits his mum and co-star Nancy on his days off.

"I sneak off to my mum's every once in a while to have a takeaway and I don't tell the missus because she has me on a strict diet," Baz said at the launch of Just Eat's National Takeaway Awards. "I'm lucky enough that I'm not in that particular category that people expect me to look amazing on screen."

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