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Dustin the Turkey made a gas return to television to discuss his new book on Saturday AM

He’s as crude as ever.

YESTERDAY, DUSTIN THE Turkey made a special appearance on TV3′s Saturday AM.

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He spoke about everything, from his relationship with presenter Laura Woods to why he thinks JFK was shot.

It wasn’t long until TV3′s Tommy Martin (who was continuously tormented by the Turkey) had to remind the audience that they only had to listen to Dustin for seven minutes.

The Turkey, with a career that spans over thirty years and includes work in writing,  politics and appearances on the Eurovision was as anxious as always about the festive season and the way in which turkeys are treated.

He was wearing a snazzy new jacket, which he apparently got a lend of from Ray D’arcy.


Ray D’arcy lent it to me. I just popped over to his house. We swap wardrobe a lot, d’ya know what I mean? He’s not that busy nowadays so.

Dustin also spoke about his new book, which features a foreword from Hillary Clinton (or so he says).

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“I laughed so hard a little bit of wee came out” – Hillary Clinton.

The book will discuss everything he’s seen over the years and even covers his love life.

It even features baby photos of the Turkey.

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Laura asked Dustin to elaborate on some of the places he mentioned, which he wasn’t so kind about (Bray, for example).

These are files that were given to me. It’s ‘Kip Advisor’, it’s basically the biggest kips in Ireland, right. It was the top ten kips in Ireland from Bord Fáilte, the places that Bord Fáilte do not want tourists visiting in this country.

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For instance, we have New Ross right? Where John F. Kennedy’s grandfather was from. When John F. Kennedy came over here in 1963, he was so traumatised after seeing New Ross that he went back and arraned to have himself shot.

Dustin went on and on mentioning things that had the presenters asking “Have we got a lawyer?” before the conversation was swiftly moved to Eurovision.

When it comes to Eurovision, he has accepted that no Irish person will win it again if they haven’t for the last 25 years so he thinks the Irish Eurovision spot should be given out on The Late Late Show competition once a year, just to give a random Irish citizen a free holiday.

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Dustin also joked about TV3 presenter Simon Delaney’s new cookbook.

I have to say actually, because I picked up a copy, and it had ‘monk-fish tacos’. Aw, I have to say. And I’m not just saying this… I was on the jacks for two days.

After Dustin made some crude remarks about Anne Doyle, the presenters attempted him to steer him back to the book. Several jokes about Irish tax evaders and Fair City acting evaders later, they wrapped up the interview sending Dustin their best wishes that he survives another Christmas.

You can watch the whole interview on 3Player.

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