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Diary: Bilboul shows balls after humbling hotel cock-up

Karmarama's managing director, Ben Bilboul, found himself in a scantily clad situation recently, which is so ripe for parody that Diary wouldn't be surprised if it soon cropped up in an ad for a men's magazine or an alcopop.

After a boozy night out with the new Nintendo clients in Windsor, the agency staff retired to a local hotel to sleep off their excesses. Awoken by a call of nature, Bilboul staggered to the toilet dressed in a T-shirt that barely reached his belly button, and provided no protection whatsoever for his "management assets".

But instead of returning to his bed, Bilboul found himself on the wrong side of the locked door to his room without keys. To make matters worse, the hotel reception was a 100-metre walk down the street.

Terrified of being caught with his pants down, Bilboul crouched behind a plant pot waiting for some local youths to clear out of his path to freedom. After 20 minutes in hiding, he finally showed some balls and made a courageous sprint to the hotel reception, where a porter answered his cries for help.

This reconstructed image captures the moment in all its glory.

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