September 23, 2008
TV Boffins to Get a Celebrity Makeover
THE "Tefal boffins" famous for their large heads are to return to UK screens with a new cast of well-known faces.
The 80s advert has been remade starring television presenters Kelly Brook and Carol Vorderman and comedian Harry Enfield.The original brainy scientists and their overdeveloped foreheads featured in a series of adverts for the cookware and electrics giant between 1985 and 1989.
The new version has Enfield and Brook playing the scientists, with Vorderman applying for a position with the company.
However, former Countdown presenter Vorderman - who in real life is a member of Mensa and has a degree in engineering - finds she does not have the brains required to do the job.
The advert will be screened early next year.
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