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Dick and Dom slam BBC over quiz
Dick and Dom
Dick and Dom are nominated for two children's Bafta awards
Children's TV duo Dick and Dom have criticised the BBC over their ill-fated revival of quiz show Ask the Family.

The pair said the show, which was axed in June after a critical panning and low ratings, was "totally the wrong vehicle for us and really badly done".

The duo, whose BBC One show Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow will end in April, called the quiz "absolutely shoddy".

A BBC spokeswoman said: "It wasn't a good programme and whose fault that was is neither here nor there."

She added: "We admitted at the time that the show didn't work and we took it off air.

"We've long planned to refresh Saturday mornings in April, anyway. Dick and Dom have been great."

Critical reviews

The duo told London radio station LBC that Ask the Family had been "a good experience but we'd like to be honest - it was absolutely shoddy, it was the biggest load of tat that we've ever, ever done.

Ask the Family
The BBC's original Ask the Family was popular family entertainment

"We had the wrong production team at the BBC. It shouldn't have been called Ask The Family.

"It was just an awful programme."

One critic described the revival of Ask the Family as TV "made by morons for morons".

The programme was dropped at the end of its five-week run.

Ratings slipped from one million for the launch programme, to just 700,000 - only one in 25 of the available audience - towards the end.

The original series, presented by Robert Robinson, ran from 1967 to 1984.


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