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Dick And Dom Would Consider Bringing Back Da Bungalow For 'A Good Cause'

Alex Maxam

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Dick And Dom Would Consider Bringing Back Da Bungalow For 'A Good Cause'

Raven, Jungle Run and Dick & Dom in da Bungalow - if those three things weren't staples of your early noughties experience, then I'm sorry to break it to you, but youth was wasted on you.

Because really, if you didn't spend your Saturday and Sunday mornings slumped in front of the TV with a bowl of Coco Pops watching a load of young contestants (AKA Bungalow Heads) take part in a variety of wacky games... well, how else were you supposed to spend them?

The iconic show was hosted by Dick and Dom, whose real names are Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood. It ran for four glorious years, starting in 2002 before coming to an end in 2006, but it still lives on in the memories of many a nostalgic millennial Brit. However, there's a chance we may not have seen the end of it just yet.

Speaking to LADbible, Dom confirms the duo would consider bringing the show back on one condition, saying: "I think if it was part of something else, like some channels they have charities, and someone wanted us to do it for a good cause, then I think we would consider it.

"So if there was a reason for doing it, then I think we would probably consider it."

Just to keep your hopes in check, he adds: "But if it was just us doing it for the sake of it, then probably not."

Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow. Credit: BBC
Dick And Dom In Da Bungalow. Credit: BBC

Dom also tells us about their concerns that reviving the show may not live up to people's expectations.

"I think there is a very small percentage of programmes that have come back that have made people feel as good as they did when it first came out," he says.

"Generally the reason why people feel nostalgic about a programme is because it reminds them of a period of their life.

"I think when you try and bring that programme back in a different period of their life, the two worlds just don't gel and they just don't collide any more.

"So I think we could do it, and I think it'd be very funny and I think people would get very excited by it, but I would worry that it wouldn't match people's nostalgic expectations. And after all those years of working on it and making it such a great programme, you wouldn't want then to end it with an 'ugh'."

You can definitely understand the logic behind their worries, although if anyone is capable of pulling off the anarchic magic of the show once again, it's got to be Dick and Dom.

They've already kickstarted a second life for the career, performing DJ sets all across the UK. Admittedly, they've been manning the decks for years - ever since the two lived together before their Bungalow days - but they've only recently been making waves on the scene.

Dick and Dom enjoying their newfound fame as DJs. Credit: Dick And Dom
Dick and Dom enjoying their newfound fame as DJs. Credit: Dick And Dom

One incredible experience they've had was at Standon Calling festival, where they saw a small audience of 50 people transform into a crowd of more than a thousand in just 15 minutes.

They were both blown away, as Dick recalls: "You could probably pick that out as a turning moment when we went, 'Okay, we've really realised now that this audience have grown up and they're there and they want to see us and see us do our thing.'

"It was kind of a humbling experience, really, even though it was packed with carnage."

On top of the DJing, they're also working with the makers of Celebrity Juice on a new TV programme with a similarly anarchic feel to the show where they made their name. Although the details are firmly under wraps at the moment, they're certain their fans are going to love it.

Guess we'll have to wait and see what comes from that, but if it's anything like Dick & Dom in da Bungalow, then bring me my Coco Pops - I'm going straight back to my childhood.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment

Alex Maxam
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