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."