Keen-eyed television viewers may have spotted Robert Webb in the latest Compare The Market advert.
In the first advert from the latest campaign, it is brought to his attention that there is a similarly-named website called comparethemeerkat.com, Wigglethorpe-Throom points out that “meerkat” and “market” are different words that contain different letters which are pronounced differently.
Starting from Monday, January 21st 2013, Wigglethorpe-Throom, along with his assistant Spencer, return in a brand new advert, which concentrates on credit cards.
Can’t wait that long? Here’s a sneak peek, especially for Wriggy.co.uk readers:
Whereas the lack of meerkats may come as a disappointment to some viewers, Wigglethorpe-Throom’s charm and humour in both adverts makes him a great character to fill the (very small) shoes of Aleksandr Orlov.
Robert Webb brilliantly fulfils the role and the use of “chin brambles” to describe a beard has every chance of catching on as well as “Simples” did four years ago. Hopefully this won’t be the last we see of Wigglethorpe-Throom.