Dom Joly feared kids' backlash over kebab disguise

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 October 2013
Dom Joly as his ASBO Vicar character

Dom Joly as his ASBO Vicar character

Dom Joly was "really worried" his children would be bullied at their new school after he dressed up as a kebab for a sketch on his latest show 'Fool Britannia'

Dom Joly feared his kids would be bullied after he dressed up as a kebab for 'Fool Britannia'.

The 45-year-old comedian underwent six hours of make-up to look like one of the calorific treats for the second series of his hidden camera sketch series, but was concerned his two children - daughter Parker and son Jackson - would be mocked by fellow pupils at their new school over his wacky disguise.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "My big worry recently was last week I was dressed as a kebab - it was six hours in make-up - but my kids have just moved schools and I was just really worried other kids were going to be like, 'Is your dad the kebab?'

"So I was really worried they were going to be bullied, but apparently it went down really well so they've actually got some kudos, so I'm quite pleased. That was a big worry though.

"I don't know how they would've responded to people saying their dad was a kebab - there is just no way back from that at all!"

Dom - who also dresses up as an ASBO Vicar in 'Fool Britannia' - admits he would love to be able to test-run all of his TV shows on his kids and wife Stacey because they give him such honest opinions.

He added: "In an ideal world I really would take a show, before it goes out on TV, and show it to my family. My wife never laughs and my kids laugh at different things so it would give me a real fun range of what is funny and what is not."

'Fool Britannia' airs Saturdays at 6.30pm on ITV.

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