Time’s Up for Tennant Ad

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One of the latest Virgin Media adverts featuring David Tennant has been permanently pulled off the air due to complaints from BBC Worldwide.

The ad in question (below) features a close-up of the Doctor Who logo as Tennant searches through the listings. In the background, Richard Branson is building a time travel machine. BBC Worldwide believes it is trying to cash in on the Doctor Who name.

Virgin initially responded by removing the Doctor Who branding from the advert, but it seems that was not enough. Virgin has now agreed to exterminate the ad from history. Guess that time travel machine will come in handy for something, Rich!

A joint statement from both companies said: “Virgin Media has listened to concerns raised by BBC Worldwide about perceived commercial endorsement by a BBC brand relating to the recent Virgin Media ad.

“As a gesture of goodwill, Virgin Media has agreed to withdraw the ad and BBC Worldwide is satisfied that the issue has been addressed.”

All the controversy over this…