Saturday 3 December 2016

New series of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammies is flying success with viewers

Published 29/09/2016 | 11:27

Nancy Ashmawy and Baz Ashmawy on 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammies. Picture: Sky 1.
Nancy Ashmawy and Baz Ashmawy on 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammies. Picture: Sky 1.
(L-R) Joy Johnson, Nancy Ashmawy, Baz Ashmawy and Ann Berg at the Dublin premiere of 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammies
Award Winners for Non-Scripted Entertainment for "50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy" Baz Ashmawy, Executive Producer

It seems TV viewers can't get enough of Baz Ashmawy's poor aul' mammy and her death-defying stunts.

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The ratings for the new series of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammies have increased by 76pc when compared to last year's season premiere.

Over 125,000 viewers tuned in to watch Baz and Nancy  - and four other mammies - travel the planet and engage in a range of hair-raising stunts.

This week the pair travelled to Costa Rica where they tubed down rapids in a "flotilla of fear" and abseiled down a waterfall.

(L-R) Joy Johnson, Nancy Ashmawy, Baz Ashmawy and Ann Berg at the Dublin premiere of 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammies
(L-R) Joy Johnson, Nancy Ashmawy, Baz Ashmawy and Ann Berg at the Dublin premiere of 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammies

Baz has said this will be the third and final instalment in the series as there are only so many times he can try and kill Nancy.

"I would hate to ever exhaust it to the point where you ruin the goodness of it," he said previously.

But Nancy (71) shows no sign of slowing down and says she is "game" for another series.

In the third series, Baz and Nancy are joined by Grace (73) from Scotland, Rosaline (65) originally from Singapore, Ann (77) from London, and Joy (73) born in Jamaica and living in the UK.

Award Winners for Non-Scripted Entertainment for
Award Winners for Non-Scripted Entertainment for "50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy" Baz Ashmawy, Executive Producer

Baz decided to ask the other mammies to join the crew when he saw the positive impact filming the show had on Nancy.

"She's overcome challenges I never thought possible and it's given her a new-found confidence," he said.

"We wanted to see if it could have the same effect on other women my mum's age, so we took four mammies and had the most extraordinary adventures."

Nancy said she was delighted to have new friends "her own age" working on the show.

50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy has been sold to over 150 territories worldwide.

Watch 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammies every Monday at 9pm on Sky 1.

Herald

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