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11th Feb 2013

Ouch! IFTA Winner Chris O’Dowd Blasts RTÉ In Stinging Attack

Well, O'Dowd doesn't hold back...


IFTA winner and all-round handsome guy Chris O’Dowd launched a stinging attack on RTÉ over its failure to back home-grown, Irish comedy talent.

The Hollywood star, who is enjoying massive success with Moone Boy in the UK, said he didn’t even think about trying to get funding from the Irish broadcaster for the show.

“A show like this is expensive,” Chris said, “It just never came up. I don’t think RTÉ even have a comedy department.

“I wouldn’t know who the f**k to pitch it too.”

O’Dowd spoke after he scooped his IFTA win up at the show on Saturday night at the Dublin Convention Centre.

Chris and his wife Dawn at the premiere for This Is 40

Chris also revealed a third series of the hit, shot in Boyle, Co Roscommon, begins filming in the summer.

He added: “It’s lovely to be here, and five nominations for the show, I’m delighted people enjoyed it.”

Chris and his beautiful wife Dawn joined over 1,000 guests to party into the early hours following the three-hour-long ceremony.

The night belonged to the cast and crew of Love/Hate who let their hair down and celebrated all night after scooping six gongs.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who scooped the gong for Best Actor for his role as Nidge.  

“I’m over the moon,” Nidge, sorry Tom, told the Irish Sun. “We are all back in Dublin in the next couple of weeks to work on the new series and I can’t wait to see what the writers have in store.”


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