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A-Team’s Dirk vows to battle NI smoking ban

Defiant Dirk Benedict has vowed to Face down the smoking ban when he plays cigar-chomping cop Columbo in Northern Ireland.

The A-Team legend, who was lothario Faceman in the cult Eighties show, said he may light up during his performances at Belfast’s Grand Opera House this week — even though it means he could be SUED.

Proud puffer Dirk, who goes through three cigars a day despite beating cancer, fumed: “It killed me when I was told I couldn’t smoke on stage as Columbo in Belfast because of the smoking ban."

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Belfast Telegraph