Right place, right time

Picture the scene…

A hungover young man is walking down the road, looking a bit scruffy and feeling a bit rough.

A stranger comes running up to him and asks: “Would you like to appear in our advert? We’ll pay you!”

They pick him up in a limo, drive him to the location, shoot all day and all night, then return him to his home in the limo and pay him £x,xxx.

It happened to the son of my dance teacher.

You can admire his performance in the Argos ad where all the guys rush to a petrol station to buy gifts at 23.59 on Christmas Eve. He’s the one you glimpse holding a pair of sunglasses.

Ironically, it’s his brother who’s drama-trained and dreaming of telly stardom.

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