Sunday, November 15, 2009

Don't Shop For It...

... Argos it.

You know what it's like when you're not really concentrating on the TV, there's an ad break and you look up and think, I know that face. Where have I seen that face before.

Well it just happened. It was an Argos ad. I got so spooked I even picked up the remote control and rewound the television and paused it on the face in question. (It still freaks me out that you can do that)

I took a photo. Here it is:


Well I'll be damned. It's Anne Darwin. Wife of John Darwin the mysterious disappearing, back-from-the-dead canoe man.

Look, here she is:


Well, I knew she'd been ordered to pay the money back, but I didn't imagine a bit part in an Argos ad would pay that much.

6 comments:

Scottish Nature Boy said...

That's pretty cool Dave - she must be in a open prison as, according to the oracle of Wikipedia: "On 23 July 2008, John Darwin and Anne Darwin were both convicted of fraud. John Darwin faced an additional charge relating to his fake passport and was sentenced to six years and three months in jail. Anne Darwin, who was described by the police as a compulsive liar, was sentenced to six years and six months. Both Darwins appealed against their sentences and on 27 March 2009, both appeals were denied by the Court of Appeals". So I'm guessing she's still in there ...
And I've tried to rewind our TV but it doesn't seem to work ...

Mark said...

Hmm, I think DG is just using his blog to do a bit of viral marketing.

Argos and Homebase are owned by the same company, and a while back Dave was doing some voiceover work for the Homebase TV ads...

Sneaky, Mr. Gorman. Verrrry sneaky.
;o)

Mooh said...

Maybe she's being force fed brussel sprouts and then being sentenced to go to Argos at christmas as some kind of cruel and unusual punishement...

Emma said...

I like to imagine I'm a time-lord when I rewind the telly...

I am also the master-of-30. Except sometimes channel five can slip me up with it's false advert-break endings.

adam said...

I know what you mean, I felt this very same feeling when seeing
Kim woodburn on I'm a celebrity and thinking
http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/T/tonightly/images/episode12/1.jpg

and hey, she is a Sontaran !!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Sontaranstratagem.jpg

Mills Blog said...

Just wait till Google Goggles gets going:
http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles

No more "I recognise him- what was he in?"