11:43 20 November 2012
Martin Clunes, who has been working for Churchill Insurance, was let go by the company after confessing he had reached 12 points on his license for speeding offences. Reportedly, he has been banned by magistrates under totting up rules.
The 50-year-old worked for the company alongside the company’s trademark nodding dog for almost a year.
A spokesman for Churchill said, as quoted by the Mail Online saying: “We have worked with Martin Clunes in a brand advertising campaign since December 2011.”
“Martin Clunes recently informed Churchill Insurance that his driving licence has been suspended after he accumulated penalty points for four speeding offences.”
“Churchill Insurance currently has no adverts with Martin Clunes on air and will be moving forward with new advertising in the New Year.”
Specific information about the traffic violations, like how or when they happened, or how fast Clunes was travelling, was not released.
Marketing director Amanda Walker wasn’t happy about the turn of events. Referring to Clunes, she told Marketing Magazine: “He is highly credible and consumers have grown up with him, so he lends extra trust to the campaign.”
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