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."