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Tell me about the worst advert currently on television - the one that really grinds your gears, the one that makes you switch off, hurl obscenities at the television or simply throw yourself out of the window.

The Admiral advert, Tesco advert or Just Eat advert? Or long-running series from the likes of Money Supermarket, Confused.com or Go Compare? Or simply the newest thing that had you gouging your face in annoyance.

I'll try to track down the worst offenders and give them the AdTurds treatment. It won't change anything - but it might make you feel very slightly better about the world.

Browse the old comment section - with over 1100 comments complaining about adverts - for more misnathropy.

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  • Mark

    The Money Supermarket ad where the fat warbler and his mates are stood atop a flotilla of aircraft – I can’t see the relevance to the product; just ill-informed showing off as usual. An anti-aircraft gun would come in handy.

  • Mark

    Do Talk Talk want customers? This ad doesn’t do much to inspire me to ditch my current network and stampede to the nearest Talk Talk outlet. This Essex wife and her dodgy second hand car salesman husband are like a couple of Gogglebox rejects; and that isn’t the most glowing of references.

  • Nigel Kinzett

    Fairy Platinum biker baby ad – just plain annoying and Specsavers LP cleaning ad – just would never happen, if you loved your record collection.

  • Simon-Peter

    Corn Flakes : piss-poor attempt to “involve” the public in the “process” of…uh… cereal feedback? The public responded with enlightening gems such as wanting crispy cereal (who the fuck wants sodden corn flakes, I ask you) and, I shit you not, that people put cereal in the bowl first before the milk.

    What the holy fuck is this for? They might as well have asked if people like piss in their cornflakes, then cut to suspiciously-animated member of public explaining to us that, no, they do not like piss in their cornflakes. Should I feel “engaged” by this bollocks and “listened to” now? Should I fuck!

    • Mark

      I take it you’re not keen; I’m intuitive like that.

  • Barry Bridgeman

    The Vauxhall advert where the scummy mummies can’t be arsed to get changed out of their grotty Primark pyjamas to drop the kids off at school. WTF were they thinking aiming a car specifically for chavs? I think Vauxhall have had their ‘Ratner moment’. Besides that, the Crossland is a bloody awful looking thing too.

    • Mark

      Yes; not a very wise choice of customer; although their market research must have indicated that their cars appeal to people high on the chavness measuring scale.

  • Sharon Presland

    The new perfume ad with Natalie Portman. The way she walks up to the camera and says and you, what would you do for love? It sounds so cocky and defiant it irritates me BAD.

  • hardjackson

    Some additional suggestions arrive from Vince:

    “Ads you should feature: The one for the VI Poo. Do we really need to see shit in an advert. We all know what it looks like. The KFC one that has a drummer and is trying so hard to be cool but is so cringeworthy when some 35 year old woman pretending to be a ‘yout’ goes and that’s how it’s done that’s how it is or some old bollocks. Paddy Power’s cynical trying to rip off disabled people ‘Gold’ one. That PPI one where the guy gets all aggressive and goes ‘WHATS going on!!’ fuck off you gormless twat. thank you!”

    • Mark

      The crowdfunding Liam Smith will be watching the V.I. Poo ad with some interest.

  • jon gogwana

    The FCA PPI advert with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s head, really disturbing.
    Saw it and came straight here.

    • Vega DA

      Yup! I read about it the other day and knew I’d hate it – saw it last night and it’s even worse than I imagined. As if the endless PPI adverts themselves weren’t bad enough, the sodding FCA have got in on the act. AND we’ve got 2 more years of this shite. 🙁

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