Dom Joly targeted Prime Minister with prank

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2013
Dom Joly

Dom Joly

Dom Joly was delighted to spot Prime Minister David Cameron when filming for his show 'Fool Britannia' - but his plans to prank the politician were thwarted when he was recognised by his security team

Dom Joly attempted to prank David Cameron on 'Fool Britannia'.

The funnyman was delighted to spot the Prime Minister at the Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire earlier this summer and tried to approach him in his ASBO vicar disguise, but his plans were thwarted when the politician's security team recognised the character from the last series of the show.

Dom told The Sun newspaper: "I was going around the Cornbury Festival as the vicar - pushing Portaloos over and grumbling about young people - when I saw the PM.

"Apparently it's in his constituency, so he goes with his kids every year and pretends to be hip and trendy.

"He was barefoot, in a tent selling stupid hats.

"So I got the cameras ready and went in. I was standing right next to him when his security guys stepped in and yanked me away, saying: 'Not a chance.'

"I didn't think they would know who the vicar was, but they obviously did. It was a real shame - I would have loved to have got him talking to the vicar."

Dom loves working on the show and believes he has come up with some of his best material ever after disguising himself as items of food.

He explained: "This series we really got stuck into the prosthetic side of things and it led to the best disguise I have ever done.

"It came to me one drunken night in a kebab shop. I rang my producer and said, 'I'm a bit p****d right now but I want to be a kebab - it could be wonderful.'

"Luckily he liked the idea too. It took six hours but the team made me into a full doner kebab.

"The only thing you could see was my eyes if I opened them.

"Then we set up a stall in a shopping centre in Wandsworth, South London and when people wandered up for free samples I opened my eyes - they really freaked out.

"The other great disguise was when they made my whole head into a watermelon. It took four hours and it was amazing -- but so, so creepy."

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