Vir­gin rapped for Dr Who ad

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AN AD­VERT for Vir­gin broad­band star­ring for­mer

star David Ten­nant has been banned af­ter ad bosses said it was mis­lead­ing.

The 40-sec­ond telly ad showed the ac­tor’s im­age be­ing ‘buffered’ as he crossed the screen, with his im­age re­peat­edly ‘stop­ping and start­ing’ and speech in­ter­rupted.

He later smashes the buf­fer­ing sym­bol be­fore say­ing: “Now from Vir­gin Me­dia you could say bye bye to buf­fer­ing with su­per­fast fi­bre op­tic broad­band.”

The ASA said Vir­gin’s ad ex­ag­ger­ated be­cause it could not get rid of buf­fer­ing com­pletely.

A state­ment said: “This was ex­ac­er­bated by the im­ages in the ad of David Ten­nant de­stroy­ing the “buf­fer­ing” sym­bol.” took place back in 1971. This year, 80 women and 120 men whipped off their kit for the run that gives a whole new mean­ing to sack race.

The first out of each sex to


run­ners goes arse

over tit

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