26 February 2010
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Q.Products advertised by monkeys
A.Monkey/ape ads: PG Tips (chimps), ITV Digital (monkey & Johnny Vegas), Cadburys Dairy Milk (gorilla), Coco Pops (monkey), British Gas (Creature Comfort).
Q.What is the longest running advert theme?
A.The Chimp adverts for PG Tips tea are the longest running TV advert campaign in the UK; there have been over 100 adverts in nearly 45 years.
Q.Which of the goons done the chimps voice in the first pg tips advert
A.Peter Sellers was the voice of one of the chimps in the first PG Tips advert in 1956. Later adverts were voiced by Cilla Black & Bob Monkhouse.
Q.Who trained the PG TIPS chimps
A.Molly Badham, co-founder of Twycross Zoo, trained the famous PG Tips chimps. She was an expert in the care of primates in captivity and she died in 2007.