Yes it’s the video they didn’t want you to see. The shocking tale of eggs for breakfast.
Watch it here .
Risque or what? I do hope I haven’t corrupted you in any way by exposing you to such images over the internet.
I nearly choked on my scrambled egg (free range of course) this morning when I heard that this clip featuring comedy icon Tony Hancock is not being allowed on our screens as part of a campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Lion mark.
Apparently the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre (BACC) has said the ads cannot be repeated because the concept of eating eggs every day goes against the principle of eating a varied diet.
Author Fay Weldon, who headed the team which came up with the famous slogan in 1957, branded the decision “absurd” and I have to agree.
When this campaign was run in the 1950s, wasn’t heart disease, obesity and diabetes less common than it is now?
All those ailments and conditions have skyrocketed since then and expert opinion seems to agree that its thanks to trans fats and a lack of home-cooked nutritious meal – not egg consumption.
Cool Hand Luke aside, we all know that eating scores of eggs isn’t either healthy or enjoyable but what can beat a perfect boiled egg or a freshly cooked omelette now and again?
It’s not just work – you can go anywhere on an egg these days.