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Dick and Dom's Bungalow signs off
Dick and Dom
McCourt and Wood are developing a new format
BBC children's programme Dick and Dom in da Bungalow has come to an end after three years on air.

The Bafta award-winning show became famous for its slapstick humour and irreverent behaviour.

Presenters Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood are in talks to develop new formats at the BBC.

The final show closed with a huge gunge fight and BBC director of children's programmes Alan Yentob waking up from a terrible nightmare.

The pair spent the final edition wearing T-shirts emblazoned with "RIP Filth" and "RIP Dirt".


A BBC spokeswoman said the decision to end the programme had been agreed in advance with McCourt and Wood.

"They just wanted to do something new," she added.

The Saturday morning show, which ran for five series and 266 episodes, has also courted controversy with a game encouraging children to shout "bogey" in public.

An appearance featuring the hosts barely clothed was censured by the BBC's programme complaint units, while Wood was criticised for wearing a T-shirt bearing a sexual innuendo.

Questions about the show's website were raised in Parliament last year, with Conservative MP Peter Luff asking if it was "really the stuff of public broadcasting".

McCourt and Wood also presented a revival of television quiz Ask The Family, which was axed last June in the wake of poor ratings and a critical mauling.

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