Belfast Telegraph

Barlow teams up with meerkat for ad

How deep is Orlov? Take That star Gary Barlow has teamed up with television's most famous meerkat for a two-part advert.

The singer meets Alexsandr Orlov in the latest plug for price comparison website comparethemarket.com on ITV tonight (Monday) in between episodes of Coronation Street.

Viewers will see a 30-second advert showing the meerkat meeting Gary in Manchester in a bid to persuade the star to perform with him.

The X Factor judge said: "Aleksandr approached me for an unusual request, watch this space to see what happens."

Orlov said: "For specials Coronations Street party I needed extra specials music superstar. Enter Mr Gary Barlow. However, Mr Gary is hard act to follow, that is why we hire transport to hunt him down and make him offer he couldn't refuse."

Another instalment of the advert will be shown later this month.

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