Ian Darby is shocked by the wooden performances in the new spot from Santander: "Jenson, Jess and Rory could have been used to much better effect but, instead, they are shoehorned into a weird stalker scenario in a bloke’s house. The impact is deathly dull."
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"This girl can" was based on a powerful insight: that the fear of judgement by others is the primary barrier holding women back from participating in sport.