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'Moone Boy' star David to swap school uniform for tux at UK comedy awards

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

Published 04/12/2012 | 05:00

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'Moone Boy' star David Rawle at home in Co Leitrim

NOMINATED 'Moone Boy' child star David Rawle will only be able to attend part of the British Comedy Awards later this month because of the "adult nature" of the show.

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The 12-year-old's mother Bernie explained that, because alcohol will be served, David may only be admitted for the category in which he has been nominated, Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist, and Best New Comedy Programme, in which the sitcom has been shortlisted.

The awards are to be hosted by Jonathan Ross in London on December 12 and will be broadcast live on Channel 4.

His proud mum, who will accompany him to the awards, told the Irish Independent: "David won't mind. Our number one priority will be getting him into a little tuxedo on the night because he is never out of a hoodie."

Despite being named as one of TV's top new comic talents, the star of the Sky sitcom was back at school yesterday in fifth class at Carrigallen National School, Co Leitrim.

Meanwhile, David's co-star and creator of 'Moone Boy', Chris O'Dowd, took to Twitter yesterday to express his delight.

The 33-year-old actor from Roscommon tweeted: "Well done 'Moone Boy' . . . best get tux to dry cleaners."

Irish Independent

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