Was it the briefing, or is Selina Scott just plain daffy? There she was,
womanfully failing to hold the audience together as she presented last
week’s British Television Advertising Awards, when up flashed the
citation for DMB&B’s gold-winning ‘Dave’ anti drink-drive ad for the
COI/Department of Transport.
The combination of years of autocue reading and a hostile audience had
obviously taken their toll, as stunned listeners were informed that the
award went to the ‘CO One’. This left the bemused audience, or those of
them who were still listening, to wonder why on earth anyone would want
to promote the virtues of carbon monoxide.
Undaunted, our Selina struggled on from a bizarre podium at the back of
the stage, pausing only to castigate the audience as ‘caged animals’.
But was it our imagination, or did she really describe that award-
winning directing duo as ‘Prawn and Anthea’?