Sunday with Mo Gilligan: ‘I drop everything on a Sunday’

The comedian on his laid-back day, including Caribbean food, football, jogging on the spot, watching video games and nobly taking the bins out

Up early or a lie-in? Lie-in! I drop everything on a Sunday. When I was a kid, it was all about cleaning for my mum. Now I’m an adult I don’t have to do any of that.

Sunday breakfast? I do love scrambled egg on toast with ketchup. Lots of herbs. A little oregano. I’ll fry up some plantain, too.

Sunday morning? I’ll go for a jog, but I prefer running at home now I’ve got a treadmill. I got my foot stuck when I first got it. Couldn’t get it out. I started freaking out thinking someone behind the machine’s screen could see me.

Sunday get-together? I look forward to my mum cooking. Proper Caribbean food. Brown stew chicken. Pepper steak. Oxtail. We don’t really have roasts, but when we do the chicken is always jerk.

On TV? Football. All day. I’m a Gooner. It still weirds me out that Ian Wright is a friend. When it’s over, I watch American football.

Sunday relax? I play video games: Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption. I used to be a Fifa guy. Not any more. I ended up with kids online telling me I was crap, and who needs that?

Sundays growing up? After chores, it was football on Hackney Marshes. I started at centre back, hated it, and then moved out on to the wing, then upfront. When I lost my legs and stamina, I started working my way back down the pitch to where I began.

Sunday housework? I take the bins out. You can’t have overflowing bins!

Sunday wind down? I’ll watch box sets or a film. I refuse to watch anything with hype. I haven’t seen The Wire or The Sopranos or Game of Thrones. I will, but I need people to shut up about them first.

Monday dread? It’s the day you get out and get in it. I love Mondays. Let’s go!

Catch Mo Gilligan as a panellist on The Masked Singer, Saturdays at 7pm on ITV1 and ITVX


James McMahon

The GuardianTramp

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