I’m re­lated to Boy Ge­orge, says TV Chris

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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.”

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