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Clunes hits out at Churchill after being axed from ads

Actor Martin Clunes has branded car insurance company Churchill "rude" for dropping him from his adverts.

The Doc Martin star, who appeared alongside the famous Churchill dog for almost a year, was axed after he was disqualified from driving.

Speaking to the Radio Times he said: "I was very surprised by their reaction. It was neurotic and very heavy-handed."

He added: "Quite rude, actually. They never said goodbye. They never said thanks. They washed their hands of me completely."


Churchill drops Martin Clunes from ads for speeding

One of TV's most famous double acts is to come to an end as the actor Martin Clunes is dropped by the car insurance firm Churchill after being disqualified from driving.

Churchill the dog with actor Martin Clunes Credit: Bob Collier/Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A spokesman for the firm said: "Martin Clunes recently informed Churchill Insurance that his driving licence has been suspended after he accumulated penalty points for four speeding offences."

"Churchill Insurance currently has no adverts with Martin Clunes on air and will be moving forward with new advertising in the New Year," it continued.