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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brian O'Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson surprise some unsuspecting fans

Brian O'Driscoll and Jonny Wilkinson surprise some unsuspecting fans

Over the years fans have sporadically been treated to rugby tv ads. It doesnt happen too often, but when it does we're usually curious to check them out. Today is the launch of an amusing new ad campaign that includes two rugby legends.

For the first time ever, Brian ODriscoll and Jonny Wilkinson have come together in an ad campaign to help launch the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide . The two find themselves hiding in bathroom stalls, surprising unsuspecting rugby fans while hidden cameras roll.

While hiding in stalls and jumping out at men isnt usually what these two do in their spare time, the reactions of some of the participants who were told they had to wash their hands before tasting pizza for a focus group is pretty amusing. "Ready to take the ProGlide Challenge??" is what the guys shout out as the victims all react differently to seeing these great players suddenly standing next to them.

The ads will be be broadcast in the UK today for the first time, featuring on ITV, Sky Sports, ESPN, and C4 over the next few weeks. They're only a few seconds long, but weve organised a behind the scenes build up that sets the tone and gets some of the reactions from not only the bemused men, but ODriscoll and Wilkinson themselves. One of the ads will then play after that.

You can view more about the ads and the Gillette Fusion ProGlide, thats due to be released on the 25th January, on their Facebook page at Facebook.com/GilletteUK

Posted at 3:47 pm | 26 comments

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 4:27 pm

hah!

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 4:28 pm

Umm where was the actual prank?

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munsterhurler January 13, 2011 4:45 pm

ricky hatton....ha..some comment!

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ElTigre January 13, 2011 4:48 pm

wash your hands... WOW thats some hilarious prank

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 5:08 pm

I'm quite worried for o'driscoll and wilkinson
u know, they had an ad withe thierry henri , federer and tiger woods
of the three, only federer has his honour intact for know
hope o and w will avoid a sad fate

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 5:28 pm

for know eh?

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GTI January 13, 2011 6:21 pm

thats just what i love about rugby players!

Relaxed and funny guys.
Very different to a lot of football-stars...theres just to much arrogance

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 6:28 pm

Always got the impression BOD was a bit uptight and reclusive. He seemed like a pretty nice laid back guy there (maybe slightly shyer than most public figures though).

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Its staggering just how much money Gillette must have to be able to make total whores of the world's best sportsmen.

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Rich_W January 13, 2011 10:50 pm

Love the guy who just casually says 'hello boys, you alright'

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Anonymous January 13, 2011 11:08 pm

Very mildly amusing but no more. Guys don't like other guys coming up and talking to them in the toilet, no matter who they are.

BOD and Ricky Hatton...the best line in it.

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 12:36 am

i like the gillete fusion for shaving my balls.

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Von January 14, 2011 1:03 pm

Gillette has an incredible ability to get these sports stars to participate in the most inane and contrived rubbish imaginable. I'd be so embarrassed about this if I were BOD or JW.

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Von January 14, 2011 1:03 pm

Gillette has an incredible ability to get these sports stars to participate in the most inane and contrived rubbish imaginable. I'd be so embarrassed about this if I were BOD or JW.

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 1:26 pm

More or less embarrassed than posting the same inane comment twice?

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 4:43 pm

$$$$$$$$$$$

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t0m0 January 14, 2011 4:50 pm

@Anon - Much less embarrassing.

This advert makes for awkward watching and is embarrassing for everybody involved.

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Phil January 14, 2011 6:53 pm

Seems like a really cheap ad, both in conception and execution. But then here we are talking about it, so I guess maybe that counts as a success.

I use a Gilette Mach 3 incidentally, anybody think that any of the newer blades are worth upgrading to?

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Bokke_2007 and 2011 January 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Us South Africans shave with spear heads and axle grease.

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Grahams theme January 14, 2011 9:56 pm

Wilko and BOD should have come out of the same cubicle together, Wilko pays BOD and walks away, then BOD says to the unsuspecting fan, 'You next mate?'

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 10:27 pm

"Bokke_2007 and 2011 said...

Us South Africans shave with spear heads and axle grease."

Only the women, and then you walk 24 miles to get a wooden bowl of muddy water.

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Anonymous January 14, 2011 11:03 pm

@ grahams_theme


i think we Alll know that Wilky is the one who takes it in the ass

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Alexander January 15, 2011 3:08 am

@ Bokke_2007 and 2011 said...

Well when I were a lad, we had to get up an hour before we went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."

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bob January 15, 2011 2:26 pm

This advert makes for awkward watching and is embarrassing for everybody involved."

Lol, watching it on TV I got the exact same impression. I cringed at the amount of fail. Just very very awkward and odd.

Then again, I said the same thing about webuyanycarDOTCOM!?!$!" and they took off something stupid

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Anonymous January 15, 2011 9:01 pm

Toilet-traders!

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Bobby Byrne January 18, 2011 6:23 pm

I kept waiting for George Michael to walk out of the cubicle after them. I know he was in there.

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