Dougy is back!

Written by on 14/08/2019

Alexis Carey@carey_alexis

One of Australia’s biggest ‘90s icons is finally returning to our TV screens.

In the 1990s, “Dougie” the Pizza Hut delivery guy was everywhere, winning hearts across the nation with his boyish good looks and bumbling charm.

Dougie was played to perfection by actor Diarmid Heidenreich, who starred in a string of Pizza Hut ads as the beloved character from 1993 to 1996.

Sadly, after that he hung up his red cap, and Dougie was laid to rest.

Heidenreich went on to land roles in Water Rats, McLeod’s Daughters, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and Home And Away over the years, although he’s still best known to most Aussies as Dougie the Pizza Delivery Guy.

But now, Dougie’s back.

Heidenreich is making a guest appearance in a brand new Pizza Hut ad — playing a grown-up Dougie — to promote the fast food chain’s new “Hot Dot delivered hot or the next one is free” promotion.


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