Baz and his mammy win Emmy Award

Baz and his mammy win Emmy Award
Baz Ashmawy and his mother, Nancy

Baz Ashwamy and his mother Nancy have been awarded for their show ’50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’

The pair attended the International Emmy Awards in New York last week where they picked up the prize for ‘Best Non-Scripted Entertainment’.

This week he announced however that the hit show, where he gets his mother to try out various extreme sports and daredevil activities, would not return for a new series.

The 40-year-old told the Sunday Business Post: “I would hate to ever exhaust it to the point where you ruin the goodness of it,” he said. “Can it be that? Can it be better? Can we make more of it?”

Ashmawy is currently filming The Lost Muslim, a new two-part show for RTÉ2 about his Muslim heritage, which will air before the end of 2015.

More about the show: via

An Irish mammy and her thrill-seeking son embark on a series of extraordinary adventures in 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

The six-part adventure sees Nancy and Irish TV presenter Baz Ashmawy set sail across locations including Africa, Asia and the USA on a journey designed by Baz to test his Mammy’s mettle.

Nancy is a 70-year-old pensioner and 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 knows exactly what Nancy’s limits are and has planned trips across the globe that will gently test those limits, slowly inching her past them each week. From sky diving to alligator wrangling, you’ll be taken on a unique adventure, experiencing the endearing relationship between a brave Irish mammy and her daredevil only son.

“I think old age is probably the most unexpected of things to happen to a person, 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,” Baz said.

“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!”

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