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Sports stars and embarrassing adverts

By Simon Rice

A 100-foot banner featuring Gavin Henson advertising the new Wales rugby shirt was labelled 'laughable'.

The derision expressed at the unveiling is due to the fact that Henson has been out of rugby in a self-imposed exile that began 18 months ago. He hasn't played for Wales since March last year.

It would appear the Welsh Rugby Union are cashing in on the celebrity status of the former Mr Charlotte Church, who just happens to be about to appear on the BBC's new Strictly Come Dancing series.

Henson won't be the first sports star whose appearance in a commercial has been met with ridicule. Here, we take a look at some of the most embarrassing adverts.

>> Click on the image to launch our guide

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