As the comedy world mourns Sean Hughes, let's remember the time when
he appeared in a celebrity version of Come Dine With Me – and served
the same meal for all three courses: stew.
His starter was the vegetarian stew which he called Squibby’s Delight;
then he added dumpling balls for the main course, Mumsy’s Surprise.
And for his finale, he squished the stew into balls, which he
deep-fried, sprinkled with sugar and served with a shop-bought
custard tart – a dish which he called Irish Oddlums
When challenged over the similarity between dishes, Hughes insisted:
‘It’s just totally different!’ –
He then compared himself to the greatest Renaissance master. ‘With Da
Vinci did they go, ‘I really like that painting, but it’s really like
the other one you did with Jesus in it"? Jesus is in them all. It’s
just disrespectful to a craftsman like myself.’