As if life isn’t hard enough working in the media, spare a thought for the innocent TV presenter or weather person on Lonely FM. If they want home insurance, a quick look at the online order form on the website of insurance giants, Norwich Union, can only make their hearts sink further.
Among the information requiring to be disclosed (and it’s presumably to do with irregular or unusual working hours) is whether the applicant or their partner is an “actor/actress on film, stage, TV or radio – including presenters, professional sportsman or sportswoman – including trainers, jeweller or antique dealer or anyone connected with the entertainment industry”.
The request comes just ahead of the requirement to declare whether any “person living at your home has had any criminal convictions, been previously refused insurance or had any terms imposed.”.
Stalwarts of daytime TV advertising, before they know it, Norwich Union will have the team from Flog It! at the gates of their HQ, demanding justice. An angry David Dickinson is a sight no-one deserves.