Monday 26th January 2009 we saw the launch of the new £10 million Foxy Bingo advertising campaign after a week of teasing viewers with their ten second ‘He’s Back 2009’ trailer. The new advert sees a newly made over Foxy landing his giant disco ball in a field surrounded by women declaring that he is back with £1 million to give away. Foxy then struts his stuff to the disco classic Funky Town with his barrage of bingo beauties. The advert does not stop there though because if you have Sky TV you can then go interactive with the Foxy Bingo Show!
Firstly let me explain how the interactive works. If you are watching the new Foxy Bingo advert it is simply a case of pressing the red button on your remote control. If however you want to watch it at any other time simply follow these simple instructions:
- Press the blue oval shaped interactive button on the top of the remote control
- Choose number 1 for Sky Active
- Scroll down to A-z and press select
- Scroll down to DEF and hit select again
- Scroll down to Foxy Bingo and choose select
It is important to note that the Foxy Bingo Show is on a constant loop so you may join it part of the way through, just wait a few minutes and it will restart from the beginning so you will not miss any of the fun.
The Foxy Bingo Show is hosted by the infamous British Comedian, Writer and TV presenter Rowland Rivron and his wild and wacky presenting style certainly suits the ethos of the show. The Russian house band known as the Foxy Fantasy All Stars keep everything ticking along at a fast pace with their unique twist on traditional Russian folk music.
The show kicks off with the Foxy Fantasy All Stars accompanying a Vegas Dancer and an Elvis look-a-like visiting a lucky Foxy Bingo player in their pink Cadillac to inform her that she has won the recent 5 Night in Vegas promotion. The lady named Debra looked totally shocked so I do believe it was a genuine surprise visit but she soon pulled herself together and invited them all in for a nice cup of tea.
Next we are introduced to the ‘Behind the Sofa’ feature and Rowland introduces this week’s special celebrity guest; Chinese Elvis who gives us a quick song and dance with the help of the Foxy Fantasy All Stars before speaking to Debra on the phone to give her tourism advice for her trip to Vegas.
We then have a rather surreal sketch involving the Foxy Bingo promotion boffins, a large green parrot and a crazed monkey; we are not exactly sure what all of this means but its fun none the less.
The ‘Rowland’s Sock’ segment soon follows and could see one of you winning £1,000. All you need to do is take a look at Rowlands red and blue socks and email in to Foxy Bingo with ideas as to who they would suit best.
Rounding off the show we see on of Foxy Bingo’s big Internet bingo winners ring into the studio to thank everyone for her recent win of £12,500; Rowland surprises her by announcing they are going to give her an extra £500 for FREE!
The Foxy Bingo Show is certainly original and we can see it being a great success. You need to watch it a couple of times to get your head around the quirky humour but once you are in the right mindset you will find yourself laughing out loud. The next episode comes in two weeks time and we will be tuning in!