What happened to Dick and Dom – famous wife, bogies and ‘lavatorial’ attack

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Creamy Muck Muck, baby races and of course shouting "bogies" in public.

Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood became heroes to a generation of kids with their hilarious TV show 'Dick & Dom in da Bungalow'.

The comedy duo transformed Saturday morning TV, competing with Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly's SM:TV, between 2002 and 2006 with their side splitting CBBC programme.

But what happened to the pair once the Bungalow's doors slammed shut for the final time?

Kids were desperate to watch their weird and wacky antics, with games such as Pumpy Rumpy, Musical Splatues, What A Sweaty Flap and Make Dick Sick (or Make Dom Vom).

Dick and Dom never strayed far from controversy, with the latter getting into hot water with media watchdog Ofcom for wearing a T-shirt with the sexual slogan "Morning Wood" emblazoned on the front.

Baby-faced Dick and Dom began kids TV sensations
(Image: BBC)

The lads, who are 44 and 43 respectively, were in their early 20s when they got up to mischief on our screens every Saturday morning.

"We had a don't care attitude," said Dick in an interview with Vice in 2019. "Our lifestyle was a bit rock-and-roll at the time: we partied hard and worked hard, young and having fun."

Dom added: "All our mates worked on the show, we were mates together. You couldn't wait to get to the studio – it was so exciting when the cab pulled up at 5AM."

While it proved a massive hit with kids, pulling in hundreds of thousands of viewers, there were some adults who did not see the funny side.

At the height of their fame back in 2005, they were even slammed in Parliament by an MP who blasted the "lavatorial" content of the show.

Conservative MP Peter Luff asked then culture secretary, Tessa Jowell, to explain how the show met the BBC's public service remit.

They couldn't get enough of that Creamy Muck Muck
(Image: BBC)

Referring to their website, he said: "You can join me in playing How Low Can You Bungalow?, a test to see your response to grossly embarrassing personal situations, largely of a lavatorial nature; Pants Dancers in the Hall of Fame, photos of children with underwear on their heads; Make Dick Sick, a game which I think speaks for itself; and finally Bunged Up, in which you play a character in a sewerage system avoiding turtle poos coming from various lavatories.

"Is that really the stuff of public service broadcasting?" the MP asked.

Ms Jowell replied: "It is the government's job to develop a new charter for the BBC – it is then the BBC's job to determine standards of taste, decency and appropriateness."

A BBC spokesperson defended the show, saying it was popular with both children and adults, and it won two BAFTA awards.

Away from the show, both of the boys' partners are famous in their own right.

Dick and Dom performing for tonight's Let's Dance For Comic Relief
(Image: PA)

Since 2005, Dom has been married to Sandi Lee Hughes, who was in the band allSTARS* – getting their own TV show and four UK Top 20 singles in a year.

The coupe have two sons together – and Dom made best mate Richard their godfather.

Richard has been in a long-term relationship with actress and CBeebies presenter Katrina Bryan since 2015 and they got engaged in 2019.

Katrina has appeared in Taggart, Nina and the Neurons, Sea of Souls and a popular Irn-Bru advert.

This month, Richard and Katrina celebrated the birth of their first baby, with the boys' official Instagram account posting a snap of Dick with a pram and the caption: "S*** got real"

Dick and Dom have gone on to do other things, but have confessed that 'da Bungalow' has stopped them from getting certain jobs.

They presented Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old on Sky One in 2007 and 2008, then played the roles of two princes on a quest in CBBC's The Legend of Dick and Dom.

Dick and Dom hosted Ask The Family
(Image: BBC)

The duo hosted medieval themed gameshow Spatalot, Dick and Dom's Hoopla and Absolute Genius, as well as their original show getting a number of spin offs such as Diddy Dick and Dom.

They have also popped up on various reality shows as guests over the years including MasterChef in 2013 and Celebrity Come Dine With Me.

"Projects have been stopped because they just say, 'You're the guys who stood in a small house and yelled bogies,'" said Dick.

"It’s hard for a lot of people to move on from it, when we know we can do other things. We wouldn't get the Newsnight gig, that's for sure."

They hosted the Radio 1 Sunday morning show in 2007 and have released a number of successful podcasts, including Cash From Chaos, The Dick and Dom Debate and Diddy Pod.

Pre-pandemic, the pals were working in panto as drum ’n’ bass DJs on the university and festivals circuit.

Dick and Dom have been doing a bit of DJing
(Image: Getty)

The legacy of the show remains as the pair still get shouted "bogies" at in the street.

Their infamous game saw Dick and Dom enter a public place, usually somewhere quiet like a library or museum, then gradually shout the word louder until it got too embarrassing for one of them.

It caught on like wildfire and children to this day still shout it out – mainly thanks to their parents egging them on.

"Kids still play Bogies nowadays and people shout it at us all the time. I think we are on the third generation of kids growing up," Richard told The Mirror this month.

"The kids that have grown up with Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow are between 25 and 35, so they’ve had kids and are teaching their kids Bogies."

With a chuckle, he added: "I’ll be in the supermarket and you can see them egg their kids on to shout bogies."

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Now the TV duo are set to return to our TV screen when they make a show for adults.

They are hoping the kids who loved them 20 years ago in 'da Bungalow' will tune in as grown-ups this time.

The pals are in talks to host a game show based on their hit podcast, Cash From Chaos, which involved playing games against a live studio audience, with Dick and Dom’s earnings up for grabs.

"We’ve been moving to that millennial generation – the kids that grew up with us," said Richard.

"Cash From Chaos is basically a game show, so the audience try to win what we’ve been paid.

"They play games against us to try and win our money. It went really well. We’re going to start running in the pilots for it, so fingers crossed."

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