Poor old Ricky Gervais is furious with watchdogs at the Radio Advertising Clearance Centre for insisting he makes cuts to his new radio commercial for the Prostate Cancer Charity.
They reckon his advert, urging men to go for a rectal examination, is a bit too graphic – and insisted a ‘squish’ noise to indicate the delicate probe be cut. Even so, it still can’t go out before the 9pm watershed.
Gervais said: “One of the reasons that people die of cancer is that they don’t get themselves checked. One of the reasons they don’t get checked is embarrassment over the issue. The radio authority has actually enhanced this as a taboo and put the cause back.”
But you can still hear the ad, squish and all, here.