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Sue Barker Go Compare rocket launcher advert gets complaints

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A Go Compare TV advertisement featuring Sue Barker has received a number of complaints over its content.

The commercial - which launched the insurance comparison site's new 'Saving the Nation' campaign on Monday (July 2) - features the BBC's Wimbledon anchor Barker firing a large rocket launcher at opera singer Gio Compario (Wynne Evans) in an attempt to kill off the face of the brand.



"We have received a total of 43 complaints so far," the Advertising Standards Authority confirmed to The Sun.

"Some people think it offensive especially at a time when children are watching. Others think it inappropriate when our security forces are coming under fire on a daily basis.

"As with all complaints, we are looking into the matter before deciding if we launch a full investigation."

All broadcast commercials aired in the UK must abide to the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising (BCAP) and the ASA is responsible for ensuring that all adverts - broadcast and non-broadcast - are "legal, decent, honest and truthful".

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