Daniel O'Reilly: I'll never be Dapper Laughs again
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 November 2014
Daniel O'Reilly will never perform as Dapper Laughs again, following ITV2's decision to cancel his controversial dating advice show
Daniel O'Reilly will never perform as Dapper Laughs again.
The comedian and television personality has revealed that he has retired his controversial person Dapper Laughs after he was caught telling a woman that she was "gagging for a rape".
Talking to BBC Two's 'Newsnight' yesterday (11.11.14), Daniel said: "Dapper Laughs is gone.
"It was a type of comedy that I should not have been doing.
"I am not going to do what maybe other comedians would do and stand behind it and say, 'if you do not like it then switch off'. I do not agree with it. I don't want to be seen as that and it was a shame that it went so far.
"It was great at the beginning, it's completely ruined everything going on for me as a comedian.
"It's wrecked my life to a certain extent."
This announcement comes after ITV revealed that they would not be scheduling a second series of his dating advice show 'Dapper Laughs: On The Pull' after a petition to cancel the show garnered 50,000 signatures.
A spokesperson for the network said: "We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied.
"We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series."
Yesterday it was also announced that the remainder of Daniel's 'Full Length' comedy tour was cancelled.