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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Celebrity Station Announcements

Please let the Tube do these

Coming home through Waterloo mainline station last night I heard this booming Big Brother style announcement - saying "Hi I'm Nick Ross, please look after your belongings as there are lots of people around interested in nicking your stuff"....well they weren't the exact words but definitely that was the sentiment. Not sure how many people in the station knew who Nick Ross was and in fact with the announcement he sounded more like Tony Blair, but he's one of the people who presents
Crimewatch on BBC.

Perhaps it would have helped if he'd have said (Simpson stylie) "Hi I'm Nick Ross, you may remember me from the popular BBC series Crimewatch....", but I spose that makes for a rather long announcement.

So is this going to be a new trend? Getting celebrities to make relevant voiceovers on PA's. I'd quite like someone like Arnold Schwarzenegger to do a "Mind the Gap" one.


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