Is there anything the Irish mammy can’t do? Baz Ashmawy intends to find out in what looks to be a hilarious new show.
After a host of popular productions on RTÉ, the presenter is now starring in Sky 1 venture '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy' with his mother Nancy.
The six-part adventure series sees Nancy and her son embark on a journey across the world - locations including Africa, Asia and the USA.
Sky describe Nancy as a 70-year-old pensioner who for the last ten years "has watched Baz gallivanting around the world, throwing himself into all manner of extreme situations, all in the name of entertaining the nation. Until now Nancy has been a proud mother and an occasionally worried bystander, but just recently she's got the itch... an insatiable urge to grab life by the horns and try a few new experiences on for size."
Baz intends to test Nancy's limits even further, each adventure more daring than the last.
"I think old age is probably the most unexpected of things to happen to a person," Baz explains. "My mother is at a stage in her life where she yearns for a bit of adventure and, thanks to Sky 1, I'm going give it to her."
"I've lived with tribes, wrestled alligators, jumped out of planes and off of buildings, everything I've done I have shared with my mammy. Now it's her time to try some new things but I'll be holding her hand the whole way, if I'm not being forced to play travel scrabble and drink tea. To share a journey like this around the world with anyone is life changing but to share it with your seventy year old mammy, that's the stuff of folklore. We can't wait. Bring it on!"
* '50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy' airs on Sky 1 HD August 25 at 9pm
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