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Baz and his Mammy take home Emmy Award

TVBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
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The stars of hit show ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’, Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy, have taken home the International Emmy for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment.

Baz spoke to our reporter Daragh Keany last weekend about his chances. Read the full story here.

“The Americans didn’t get it at first. They actually thought it was a show about me trying to kill my mum. But they came around to it and now we are here,” said the brains behind the Sky One show.

“We won an IFTA earlier this year, but mum wasn’t there to walk the red carpet or collect the award. So I want her to enjoy the build-up and soak in the atmosphere.”

The show sees Baz and his mammy Nancy travelling the world trying various extreme sports.

Baz, who owns one of the production companies – Brown Bread – behind the show which has just finished it's second series said: 

“We’d love to make another one, but we have to figure out if we can produce another series worth seeing.”

Baz, who is probably Ireland’s most high-profile Muslim-born celebrity, is currently filming a documentary on Islam. This week, he described the Paris attacks as “disgusting” and said his thoughts were still with the victims.