Being a housemate isn't easy.
Even if ye all get on like a house on fire, there's always a few idiosyncrasies that will grind each others' gears.
Housemate matching site Ideal Flatmate recently conducted a survey of 1,000 people currently renting shared accommodation, where they asked people for the habits they hate most.
Here are the results:
11 - Walking around half naked (1%)
10 - Their pets (1%)
9 - Loud sex (4%)
8 - Stinking out the place with food you cook/eat (4%)
7 - Partying with friends at short notice (5%)
6 - The amount of time spent in the bathroom in the morning (5%)
5 - Eating someone else's food (6%)
4 - Not splitting the cost of bills fairly (9%)
3 - Smoki...
He's all set for Galway's Vodafone Comedy Carnival Dermot and Dave have a long overdue chat with their buddy Andrew Maxwell ahead of his Comedy Carnival gigs at the weekend, where they also took the chance to compare their "quarter-life crisis" stories. For Dave, it's lap blankets, whereas Andrew has taken up cycling, but it's Dermot's vintage sports car enthusiasm that just pips them at the post. Maxwell also offers his very knowledgeable insight into Brexit. You can catch the Dubliner at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway this Saturday and Sunday (26th & 27th of October). Dates and tickets can be found here. Check out the fun in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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The Laois comedian reveals the inspiration behind his hilarious new book Many authors spend a lifetime trying to get their work published, but for Bernard O'Shea it kinda fell into his lap, with the help of his wife Lorna ("behind every good man..." and all that). Gill Books were keen to work with the funnyman but he had zero ideas when it came to putting pen to paper. That was until he mentioned a couple of unusual stories about his family life. He owes his life to his long-suffering wife, Lorna, who has nicknamed him ‘The Feckin’ Eejit’ because of the ongoing crises he puts her and their three small children through almost every day. Unbeknownst to Bernard, Lorna had been cataloguing each of her hubby's amazing mishaps, which became the perfect material for his first publication, My Wife Is Married to a Feckin' Eejit. I went home and she says "here's the list of the stupid, idiotic things you've done and she had like 27 or 28 " https://t.co/XMRmDXtbB0 #mywifeismarriedtoafeckinejit pic.twitter.com/NG3gn3k1qW — Bernard O'Shea (@boshea5) September 29, 2019 The 40-year-old chats to Dermot and Dave about some of these anecdotes and ‘The Great Dishwasher Row of 2009’ is definitely our favourite. He also explains why buying your loved one a vacuum cleaner is never a good idea and why he was destined to remain ginger for life. My Wife Is Married to a Feckin' Eejit is out right now and you can catch Bernard at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway this Friday and Saturday (25th & 26th of October). Dates and tickets can be found here. Check out the fun in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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Rapid fire fun On Tuesdays, Dave teams up with our listeners to bring you some of the best (and worst) jokes you'll have heard in a while. In fairness, there are some crackers in here, but we'll let ye be the judge of that. Check out the fun in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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40% of TDs have their buttons pressed by other politicians on a regular basis OK, so we know Fianna Fáil's Lisa Chambers and Niall Collins pressed the wrong buttons whilst voting in the Dáil chamber. Lisa claims to have pushed Dara Calleary's button by accident, whereas Niall voted on behalf of Timmy Dooley SIX times on Thursday. Neither Calleary or Dooley were in the room at the time. Mr Collins and Mr Dooley have since stepped-down from the frontbench and Ms Chambers is under investigation. But how can this happen? How in the name of Miggeldy Higgins can our politicians be so blasé about decision-making? Dermot and Dave chat to Today FM's Political Correspondent, Seán Defoe, about the process involved. He say; "In the Dáil chamber, usually every week, whenever there's a division or a challenge put down in the Dáil, they save up all the votes til Thursday afternoon and they all come in and do about an hour, and hour 20 minutes of block voting so everything that could get voted on gets done in one chunk". Defoe's research reveals that 40% of TDs have their buttons pressed by other politicians on a regular basis and even more surprisingly, a lot say, "sometimes you forget to vote because you only have 60 seconds". That doesn't sound good enough to us. Surely a better system is needed? Check out Seán's chat in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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Talk about going out with a bang! We're huge fans of Jack Whitehall here in Today FM HQ. I mean, anyone who can fill the enchanting boots of Graham Norton so seamlessly is top notch in our books. While his hosting skills are on fleek, he's better known in the world of acting an stand-up comedy, and has an incredible story about a randy couple who couldn't hold back during one of his shows. OH MY GOD. I have just been informed that during the recording of my christmas show with my father at The London Palladium a couple were kicked out of the theatre for having sex during the show. 😂😂😲😲 Who gets horny watching my dad tell anecdotes about Elaine Stritch!? — Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) September 30, 2019 Chatting on Today FM's Dermot and Dave, Whitehall takes us through what happened that fateful evening and how his dad being on stage made it even weirder; We heard this kind of ruckus in the stalls and thought it was a fight But they weren't finished there. The cheeky chappy continues by telling us about another embarrassing encounter he had with his parents when they came to watch the premiere of his Channel 4 show, Fresh Meat. Jack was in Dublin to promote his latest stand-up tour, Stood Up, that makes its way to Dublin's 3Arena on December 17th & 18th (check out tickets here). Come see my new standup show, Stood Up. No Brexit material, but plenty of stories @fatherwhitehall’s expense. Tickets on sale now. https://t.co/iBQSfB1Hnk pic.twitter.com/jyyog4nE43 — Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) October 19, 2019 He also has a very random story about "Bobby Moore's widow's dog", reveals how he could have well been Harry Potter, and is given a perfectly Irish punchline. Catch the fun in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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The best of the box Dermot and Dave producer Maria Devereux is half human half TV guide, who loves telling us all the best stuff happening on the telly. With Monday upon us, here's what she reckons we should check out: Coronation Street Icons: Audrey Roberts - 40 Fabulous Years - Monday @8pm on UTV A celebration of Sue Nicholls' time on the famous cobbles, which began in April 1979. The actress relives some of Audrey's quirky highlights and most dramatic lows, while Tracy Shaw and Nikki Sanderson - who played salon girls Maxine and Candice - return to the Street to surprise. I couldn't find a clip of it - so here's a little collection of her trademark "hmm" noises to keep you going: The British Tribe Next Door - Tuesday @9:15pm on Channel 4 Scarlett Moffatt and her family are plucked from the UK and transplanted into a replica of their terraced family home - complete with running water, electricity and their possessions around them - slap bang in the middle of a Namibian tribal village. They are to stay in Otjeme village, home to 100 semi-nomadic Himba cattle herders, who choose to live very traditional lives, but are overwhelmed by what their first impressions. The first Himba visitors arrive at the house - including Kandisiko, who quickly strikes up a friendship with Scarlett. The Accident - Thursday @9pm on Channel 4 A group of teenagers in a Welsh town break into a construction site to make mischief, only for an explosion to claim the lives of several of the children. As the locals struggles to come to terms with the tragedy, one mother directs her anger at the boss of the building project, determined to get justice. Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan and Mark Lewis Jones star: And Maria's Movies of the Week are both on Netflix. One is good, the other...woeful! Fractured (good) A couple stops at a gas station, where their 6-year-old daughter's arm is fractured. They hurry to a hospital. Something strange is going on there. The wife and daughter go missing: The Laundromat (woeful) When a widow (Meryl Streep) gets swindled out of insurance money, her search for answers leads to two cunning lawyers (Gary Oldman & Antonio Banderas) in Panama who hide cash for the superrich: Check out her recommendations in full by pressing the play button on screen.
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