Careful now: Fr Dougal immortalised in wax with Ted watching over him

Father Dougal McGuire’s blissfully dim expression has been immortalised thanks to his fans at the Irish Wax Museum.

It may be 21 years since the last episode of ‘Father Ted’ was filmed, but its cultural impact remains ever-present.

The waxwork of the Craggy Island cleric will be added to the museum’s Father Ted Collection which currently features Dermot Morgan’s character among the familiar backdrop of their living room.

Actor Joe Rooney, who played Dougal’s bad-mannered friend Father Damo, was on hand yesterday to unveil the new work, but still couldn’t determine whether his pal preferred Oasis or Blur.

Father Jack, Mrs Doyle and Bishop Len Brennan are next in line to join the famous duo in their Westmoreland Street sitting room, but an exact date is still to be determined.

A musical version of the much-loved comedy series is also in the works, entitled ‘Pope Ted’.

Set on the fictional Craggy Island, the TV show notched up many awards including a Bafta and other British comedy accolades and it was also the inspiration for the annual fan convention called the Friends of Ted Festival, or Ted Fest.

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