Comedian Daniel O'Reilly retires Dapper Laughs

Comedian Daniel O'Reilly has announced he is retiring the character Dapper Laughs, amid complaints and the cancellation of his TV show and UK tour.

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ITV announces Dapper Laughs show is axed

ITV has decided not to commission a second series of comedian Dapper Laughs' show, following a series of complaints.

The broadcaster has received 29 complaints from the public since first airing and an online petition to stop a second series being commissioned has garnered over 50,000 signatories.

The petition accuses comedian Daniel O'Reilly, whose alter ego is Dapper Laughs, of a "misogynistic" attitude towards women that perpetuates "everyday sexism".

Comedian Daniel O'Reilly, better known as Dapper Laughs. Credit: ITV

An ITV spokesman said:

We have given careful thought to the recent criticism of the character Dapper Laughs, which has focused on his activities outside of the ITV2 programme, whose content was carefully considered and complied. We have taken the decision that we will not be considering this show for a second series.

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