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The women behind Hamish and Andy

Left: Hamish as a child; right: Andy as a toddler.
Hamish Blake and Andy Lee are two of Australian's most-loved comedians. Here, their mothers reveal what they were like growing up.

Andy's mum Margaret Lee

In one word, describe your son's most regrettable quality:
Accident-prone and willing to have a go at anything.
Tell us one thing about your son that the world doesn't know about him and that speaks to his character.
When he was a little boy, he was playing games with friends at an old railway cutting. He arrived home with a large gash on his backside. He slid down the hill and was cut by a piece of iron. After a trip to the doctor and 11 stitches, he was told to take it easy — but then he was up jumping off the shed roof playing He-Man and Skeletor.

Hamish's mum Kerry Blake

In one word, describe your son's most regrettable quality:
Grottiness.
Tell us one thing about your son that the world doesn't know about him and that speaks to his character:
His religious studies teacher at primary school told the class that if they wanted something they should pray very hard for it and God would do all He could to help. So, one night, Hamish prayed very, very hard that God would make his tuna casserole disappear. Sadly, He didn't. Hamish never felt quite the same way about religious studies again, not to mention God.
Read more of this story in the September issue of The Australian Women's Weekly.

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