Ireland’s favourite bird Dustin the Turkey has announced his first book entitled Wiki Beaks.
Dustin is a controversial Irish puppet performed by Irish comedian John Morrison. He first graced our screens in children’s TV show ‘The Den’ and has come a long way from there. Along with joining cohosts on kids show he also has a successful music career. He has topped the Irish charts 6 times and represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008.
Now his new book Wiki Beaks is said to be a parody on tell-all giving the ‘shock factor’ with Penguin publishing. The book even claims Mother Theresa is still alive and owns a chain of Costcutter supermarkets across Dublin. Other mentions in the book include Dermot Bannon Does The Famine and Beach Yoga with Van Morrison.
Speaking of his latest creation, Dustin the Turkey said to The Irish Sun:
It’s all about telling it like it is. Hopefully after the book comes out, I won’t have to hide in the Ecuadorian embassy. I think the public are ready for it.
The TV star is also set to reveal “the truth” about his failed 2008 Eurovision bid. His song, Irelande douze points, failed to qualify from the semi-finals in Belgrade, finishing in 15th place with 22 points — but Dustin claims this is what RTE wanted. He said:
RTE came to me and said we’re going to send you off to Eurovision, because we don’t want to win this thing. Here’s ten grand in a brown envelope — I said ‘grand’. It all worked out because Ireland didn’t win Eurovision, RTE saved money, everyone was happy.
Dustin claims Wiki Beaks is part of a three-book deal with Penguin. He revealed:
I went with Penguin because all birds should stick together.
The book will be out this October.