January 4th, 2010

Product Shill: The Redknapps for Thomas Cook

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We’re having severe difficulties dealing with the whole “return to work” thing that someone seems to have scheduled in our diaries. Stamping of feet and throwing of toys may have (and still be) occurring. So let’s ease into the latest news and gossip slowly, shall we?

Jamie and Louise Redknapp will help. Their Thomas Cook commercial is all kinds of cheese. We’re talking Brie, Cheddar, and Swiss all rolled into one. However, it features Jamie topless, so it’s rather brilliant.

Here’s the Guardian’s Barry Glendenning’s take on things:

I can only conclude that Jamie and Louise must have lost all their millions in a Ponzi scheme, because apart from being Grinning Idiocy’s Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, the looming prospect of abject penury is the only possible reason any married couple could have for publicly degrading themselves in such a fashion.

Hee. But, yeah: Jamie’s got no shirt on. Grab some wine and biscuits and tuck in.

Thanks Lucy & Lou!

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18 Responses to “Product Shill: The Redknapps for Thomas Cook”

  1. Avenath says:

    Oh, God!…they’ve just murdered a Morcheeba classic…

  2. bam! says:

    I’ve seen worse on the cheese factor, far worse. Jamie being shirtless a lot of the time certainly helped improve my view of the advert itself.

  3. lucy says:

    I am sorry but what is this all about it is so ponit less. I agree it is so cheeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

  4. carly says:

    Now I want a holiday, but not because of the Redknapps, more because of that beach.

  5. Amy says:

    With Louise all smiley like that she reminds me of Rita from Dexter. Just watched an episode last night, so it’s still fresh in my mind.

  6. Erin says:

    I knew you would pick up on this one, Kickette! This was on telly ad nauseum over the holidays and the husband and I had a good laugh at it. It's pure velveeta. lol

  7. FootballerChick43 - says:

    Well… Louise looks good.

    Other than that, I now have a reason to say "Don't just book it – Thomas Cook it!" randomly for the next week and a half.

  8. Regiii says:

    it's cheesy (like most traveling ads, imo) but they are lovely!!! and oh gosh, i'm a sucker for british accent!!!

    and no comments on jamie's shirtless golfing and/or footballing in a suit on the beach coz i'm drooling all over the keyboard!

    • tammyv says:

      I commented on both already…the suit on the beach and golfing in jeans but no shirt

  9. suzie says:

    I saw this on TV over the hols and it made me sad. Yeah it's cheesy and you get to see shirtless Jamie but….I used to like them because they were both famous in their own right and did they're own separate things and didn't feel the need to prostitute their relationship to make money like the other pop star/footballer couples we all know.It's one thing to talk about your relationship in the press but to use it to sell stuff…… I just never thought they'd go down this route.

  10. Redgirl says:

    I watch rivetted every time it's on – him in his suit; her posing with her horse – and the supreme cheesy fiction that they book their holidays with a high street package operator. It's the best giggle since Alex Curran did… the last stupid thing she did.

  11. Boston Red says:

    Brutal, but Louise looks lovely.

    And Glendenning cracks me up even though I can't stand the man.

  12. Ladybird says:

    Publicity junkies the pair of them, especially her. She must have run out of The Truth About Being Size 10/Beauty Products/Being A Faded Popstar Hanging Onto The Coat Tails Of Her More Famous Husband programmes to make

    • tammyv says:

      She is less famous than her husband? I find that seriously hard to believe.

      And Isn't he trading in on his far more famous father's name?

  13. TammyV says:

    That is some awesomely lulzy cheese right there. I like Jamie golfing shirtless in jeans but play soccer tricks on the beach in a full suit.

    It is like a bad obsession ad too

  14. Zo.acm says:

    WTF kind of ad is this?!

  15. michael says:

    its cheesy but believe it or not, it attracts people. i personally liked the ad because Redknapps are sooooooo gorgeous. Having a hot couple like that on a booking ad, makes you wanna do the same thing. It did for me atleast :)

  16. eatmyboost says:

    It's the cheesiest advert I've ever seen.