QUADRUPLE BAFTA winners Dick and Dom have entertained familes on TV for more than 20 years with shows like In Da Bungalow and Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?
They’re now bringing their show Dick vs Dom to the Edinburgh Festival’s McEwan Hall from August 1 – 12.
I interviewed them separately to see how much they really know about each other.
Who’s the meanest with money?
Dick: He is. He’s sensible and I just spend it.
Dom: He is. He keeps a note on his phone of every penny people owe him.
Who’s first to admit they’re wrong?
Dick: We both were stubborn but we accommodate each other now.
Dom: I am. 100%. No arguments. He’s really stubborn.
Have you one word to describe the other?
Dick: Fidget. His brain works at 100 miles an hour.
Dom: Laidback. He calms me down.
The one thing he has that makes you jealous?
Dick: His talent as a magician. He can take people’s watches without them noticing. But he’s jealous of my hair.
Dom: His wardrobe. My clothes are falling to pieces. Also, he has great hair. Mine’s falling out.
Who’s more likely to gossip?
Dick: He is. Never tell Dom anything if you want it to stay secret.
Dom: I am. I never stop talking. It’s not malicious though.
What’s his most annoying habit?
Dick: He cuts his nails in weird places, like during meetings.
Dom: He blows his nose at the dinner table. Nowhere else.
Describe working with the other in three words.
Dick: Absolute crazy nonsense. Dom: Unpredictable. Hilarious. Friendship.
Name one time you thought “he’s really good”?
Dick: The very first time I saw him work I thought “I wish I was as good as he is.”
Dom: The other day when I saw him on TV. I’ve had acting training, but he’s self-taught and is effortless at comedy.
The last present you bought for him?
Dick: For his 40th I got him a framed copy of the plans of BBC Centre where we met and first worked.
Dom: This is embarrassing but I can’t remember. He’s very thoughtful and kind with presents.
You have 24 hours left to live. How do you spend it?
Dick: In Ibiza having a mad party. Just as my time’s up I’d shout “Bogies” one last time.
Dom: In Ibiza with my family having sangria and listening to chill out music. I’d shout “Bogies” at the end.