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The Day Of Six Doughnuts has led me to take drastic action: bye bye, zucchero

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La settimana scorsa, I got a box of 12 doughnuts to share between me and the kids (my wife has this amazing condition which means she is indifferent to doughnuts). For breakfast, we each had one doughnut. Quindi, throughout the m...

I bought a face mask recommended by a contestant on Coach Trip

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As I have written before, my lockdown has involved a selection of deep dives into different hobbies, ranging from trying to DJ to making the perfect porridge. Each one does the vital job of keeping my mind off the men...

Murder, tension, suspense: I’m not sure my nerves can cope with any more TV

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How do you decide what to watch on telly? Sometimes you want a real bit of escapism, and so don’t mind watching a brother and sister have sex before trying to take over an empire (Game Of Thrones). Or you’d like to wa...

I’m bingeing on TikTok and cat videos: here’s my way back from the abyss

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Before I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing was infinite. After I met my wife, my capacity to do nothing remained infinite, but I was retrained to believe that staring into space doesn’t count as a hobby. Over the...

I love superhero movies. But can I sit through a four-hour-long director’s cut?

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I have long been a fan of superhero films, which has made the last few years incredibly exciting. Per molto tempo, people like me had to deal with origin stories over and over again, before Marvel decided to explore d...

Arguing with my wife rarely ends well – but at least it’s something to do

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The end of lockdown could not come soon enough for the Ranganathans. We have moved into the realm of actively hunting for things to argue about, just to feel something. After long, mute days, we prowl the house, looki...

My son has a cool new haircut and suddenly he can’t stand me

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It’s been very exciting getting haircuts, hasn’t it? I genuinely feel like my car goes faster and better when I have filled it up with petrol, and that’s how I felt when I got my hair cut: I was immediately more confi...

A pint and a madras in a hurricane: is this my first trip to the pub or an endurance event?

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I have made my first visit to a pub since Lockdown 3: The Lockening was announced. A lot of people I know have been talking longingly about the taste of that first proper pint, and I would have been, pure, had I not su...

I’m not saying I’m an emotional wreck, but almost anything can reduce me to tears

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Alcuni anni fa, I was on my way to Australia to perform at the Melbourne comedy festival, and was feeling a bit nervous about what Australian audiences were going to make of me. On the plane I decided to try to take ...

My six-year-old son has taken up football– I’ve become his team’s biggest fan

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It was just about the moment when I loudly cheered the crunching tackle that took out a child and left him on the floor that I realised that I may have crossed a line in my spectating of my son’s football team. For th...

Even with gravy so thick it needs spreading, my wife triumphs in the kitchen wars

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When my wife and I first got together, we came back from the shops starving and I offered to make her a stir-fry. I wanted to really impress her with something “cheffy” and so while she had a quick shower (expecting d...

Let’s celebrate TV’s winners (me!) rather than pat ourselves on the back for diversity

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I was attending the Baftas earlier this month (I realise I sound like a wanker – the sort of wanker who writes a column about the Baftas because he won one) and was asked if I could do a few press interviews after the...

The sun came out – now all I want is to wear a T-shirt without feeling embarrassed

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For a while, it looked as if the biggest after-effect of the pandemic’s latest wave would be eternal rain – all day and all night, stopping us from wanting to go outside even though we’re allowed to. Amazon would have...

‘Fiery as ever’: Romesh Ranganathan replaces Anne Robinson for Weakest Link reboot

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Romesh Ranganathan is to host a rebooted version of the TV quizshow The Weakest Link, formerly presented by Anne Robinson. The 43-year-old comic will present the series, which is said to be returning to the BBC in a S...

Just one solitary idiot shouting abuse at me at a footie match? I call that progress

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By the time you read this, I have no idea what the situation with England at Euro 2020 is but, as I write, we have gone through the group stage as winners, and everybody is pretending that there aren’t four or five te...

I’ve found a special dentist for people who are terrified of dentists

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I recently had an issue with one of my teeth. I was coming back from a weekend break with my family at Center Parcs, and I was eating a cereal bar when it took part of a back tooth with it. I was struck by two things ...

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