Diary: On the QT ..

campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 09 October 2009 12:00AM

Diary hopes there were no easily offended production people around when Kerry Katona was still shooting Iceland commercials.

A series of out-takes that have just turned up on YouTube feature the retailer's erstwhile ambassador picking her nose, jiggling her boobs, walloping a fellow actor around the head and using some very undiplomatic language. "Terry's my Iceland home-delivery driver," she explains. "If you spend £25 or more, he comes round and gives you sex from behind!" Surely her replacement, the wholesome Coleen Nolan, will raise the tone a bit ...

What is it about the marcoms business and toasters? Last month, Diary reported how a smoking toaster caused Delaney Lund Knox Warren to be evacuated during the Warburtons pitch. Now word reaches us that the News International commercial team, in an attempted team-bonding exercise, brought in toasters, bread and butter for a communal breakfast. Alas, all the toasters were switched on simultaneously, triggering the fire alarms and causing the place to be evacuated ...

A bit of an own-goal for Endsleigh. The insurer took a full page in the last Spurs match programme telling fans "Don't miss out" and offered them the chance to win match tickets and signed shirts in exchange for requesting an insurance quote. With Spurs scoring goals galore this season, you'd have thought the ad might have featured one. Alas, no. All the punters got was a shot of the pitch and one of the giant scoreboards proclaiming: Tottenham 0 Everton 1...

Looks like Mother started something when it produced Pot Noodle: The Musical for last year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Churchill, the bulldog mascot of the insurance giant, is going on the panto circuit this winter along with the actor Shane Richie and the comedian Joe Pasquale. Diary wonders, though, how many different ways you can say "Oh yes" and "Oh no" and still get a laugh.

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