Dapper Laughs returns for new sketch

Comedian Daniel O'Reilly previously said he had killed off his controversial character

Dapper Laughs, the character created by Daniel O’Reilly, has returned in a new YouTube sketch – which you can watch here – despite being ‘killed off’ by creator Daniel O’Reilly.

The character appears in a new sketch posted online on Christmas Day. The video, which is 1:48 long and titled ‘Merry Christmas’, sees Dapper Laughs flirting with angels in heaven before being summoned back to earth by god to face O’Reilly and discuss his Newsnight appearance. The title screen ‘Dapper’s Back’ then appears.

Dapper Laugh’s ITV2 show was cancelled by executives this autumn. Over 60,000 people signed a petition urging ITV chief executive Adam Crozier to cancel the show, which aired on ITV2 and saw O’Reilly aiding men in their bid to find a girlfriend, with criticism made of the character’s controversial brand of humour.

O’Reilly then appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight and revealed that he would no longer be appearing as the character on social media, TV or in a live setting. The comedian stated that he didn’t realise he was causing “that much of a problem” and saying he thought fans of the character were laughing at “what men think” and not how they actually are. Asked by presenter Emily Maitlis what was next for the character, O’Reilly stated: “Dapper Laughs is gone.” See below to watch the full interview.