Martin Clunes dropped by Churchill after driving ban

November 19th, 2012 11 Comments By Mof Gimmers

churchill 300x200 Martin Clunes dropped by Churchill after driving banMartin Clunes has been the star of some bewildering Churchill adverts for some time now. They’re not even the worst comedic turn he’s done, as anyone who has seen Men Behaving Badly will testify.

However, he’s pulled a funny as he’s been banned from driving for speeding offences, which means he’s been dropped from the motoring insurance advertising campaigns.

A spokesman for Churchill said: “Martin Clunes recently informed Churchill Insurance that his driving licence has been suspended after he accumulated penalty points for four speeding offences.”

”Churchill Insurance currently has no adverts with Martin Clunes on air and will be moving forward with new advertising in the New Year.”

Churchill have previous. Vic Reeves used to be the voice of the awful animated dog, but he got binned off after he was arrested and charged with drink-driving. And leaving the scene of an accident.

So who will Churchill sign up for their commercials next? Lee Hughes? Mel Gibson?

Comments (11) Jump to most recent comment
  1. “So who will Churchill sign up for their commercials next?”

    George Michael.

  2. Posted by Gunnem Hall November 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    PJH Dont be stupid, my money is on Jimmy Savile he’s a dead cert.

  3. Posted by Jimmy Savile November 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I prefer to let the train take the strain

  4. Posted by Dick November 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    “They’re not even the worst comedic turn he’s done, as anyone who has seen Men Behaving Badly will testify.”

    Two comments:
    1) Carry on Columbus
    2) Staggered

    Anyhow, they should play it up a bit. Get lookalikes of famous but dead drunks – George Best, Oliver Reed, Charles Kennedy, etc. Is he dead?

  5. Posted by jw November 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    men behaving badly is amazing.

  6. “Charles Kennedy, etc. Is he dead?”

    I’m sure his political career is – does that count?

  7. Posted by FormerDSGandBestBuyManager November 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    What about lookalikes of famous people who have died in serious traffic accidents / been INJURED in accidents?
    I would buy my insurance if a Leslie Crowther lookalike said “And if what happened to me on the way back from opening Allied Carpets in Erdington happens to YOU – then you will be protected!” or a Marc Bolan lookalike saying “You will be riding a white swan straight to heaven… safe in the knowledge you were insured fully comp”

  8. Posted by Mr. Patel November 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Oh, no no no. Worst “comedy” was Johnny Vegas in Sex Lives Of The Potato Men.

    I’m not even going to argue about it, I’m telling you it is.

  9. Posted by Zeddy November 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Jug-eared twat.

  10. Posted by Mr. Patel November 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    @ Zeddy

    Fuck you!

  11. Posted by Sicknote November 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Why don’t they get that bearded fellow fro the radio…um…..Dave Lee Travis – he seems like a nice old boy who’d be good at flogging some really expensive product that all drivers need by law.

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