I’m related to Boy George, says TV Chris
BRIDEMAIDS actor Chris O’Dowd has told how he’s a distant relative of 1980s crooner Boy George.
The star, who is married to telly babe Dawn Porter, found out he was linked to the Karma Chameleon singer when he took part in the TV show Family Tree, shown last night on BBC2.
Chris, 33, said: “I’ve traced the O’Dowds back to the late 15th century and they came from an area about 15 minutes from where I live now.
“I also found a great grandfather who was a bigamist and a travelling salesman. I never knew him but he had a second family in Birmingham.”
Chris thinks this is the link to Boy George, whose full name is George O’Dowd.
He said: “It’s pure conjecture but one strand of O’Dowds who came from Birmingham also spawned George so we could be cousins.”
Chris says that he is happier than ever now having got hitched to saucy telly babe Dawn, 34, last year.
He said: “It’s a relief. I don’t have to worry about dating any more. In a perfect world I’d just be at home eating curries and watching talent shows.”