While Mellors Reay staff were chuckling over Tim Mellors’ TV
appearance for Young’s Chip Shop meals, staff at another agency were
mocking the appearance by a fellow staff member on Saturday night’s
edition of the ITV gameshow, Catchphrase.
Ali Peaty, an art director at Ammirati Puris Lintas, applied early last
year to appear on the programme - the epitome of naff
TV quiz shows - and was ecstatic to discover that she had been chosen to
be a contestant.
Peaty handled the host, Roy Walker, with ease, dismissing his enquiry
about whether she’d painted the design on her Chinese dress herself,
with ’I wish’.
Our only query was how gamesmaster Walker managed to glide so
effortlessly around the studio floor. It turns out he was wearing
slippers because he was suffering from that most glamorous of ailments,
While Peaty is still cringing with embarrassment at waving to the camera
in time-honoured gameshow style, she feels the pounds 2,000 prize fund
that she scooped was more than enough compensation for the humiliation.