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It's just a bad ad show

Did you manage to sit through The Mad Bad Ad Show, which launched on Channel 4 last week?

On the upside, it may make minor celebrities out of the bigwigs in advertising - boy do those wallflowers need an ego boost. But we can't imagine that anyone (inside or outside adland) would find it entertaining. Kate Stanners, who was on the panel last week, didn't get to say much, while the other representative of the advertising community - Simon Chamberlain, the planning director at somewhere called Xpert - remains a mystery to us. If anyone knows what Xpert is, do write in. Chamberlain may purport to be an "Xpert", but his fashion knowledge is lacking - or he'd know that men of a certain age can't get away with red skinny jeans.

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