Matty Healy Flushed Away

Um, Matty Healy has revealed the rat from Flushed Away is literally based on him

Ratty Healy


This is the weirdest article I’ve probably ever had the privilege to pen, but Matty Healy has just revealed that Roddy the rat from Flushed Away was literally based on him. This is not a joke and this is not a drill.

Matty told the tale on tour, and it’s basically all about how his Loose Women ma Denise Welch’s godfather was the producer of Flushed Away, and looked to Matty for inspo when making the Dreamworks film.

Speaking on stage in Brisbane, Matty Healy explained the Flushed Away rumours. “There’s a meme that I’m a specific rat, which, is it the kid from Flushed Away? This is actually doing me damage. I’m not cashing in on anything there. But we’re all friends, and I’ve seen that meme so many times, and it’s made me laugh. And the reason I’ve not said anything about it is because — I mean, listen, the reason I’m successful is because of this f*cking brilliant band right here.

“But as you know my parents are actors. My mother is an actress. She’s a legend! Give it up for mum! Her godfather is a producer, and he produces movies. And I wasn’t actually close with him until I was around about probably about 14 years old or something like that. But anyway, he was looking for inspiration for a movie he was producing called Flushed Away.

“So, it is genuinely based on me. I know that seems ridiculous, but if you do enough internet research, you’ll be able to be find out that that’s true. They did a good job, so maybe I am officially a f*cking rat now.”

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