CAMPAIGN DIARY: Art director braves the mockery of APL folk to win pounds 2,000 in TV debut

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.

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,

gout.



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.



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