5 May 2014 - 4:31pm | posted by | 4 comments

'You Kip' Premier Inn ad featuring Lenny Henry goes viral

'You Kip' Premier Inn ad featuring Lenny Henry goes viral'You Kip' Premier Inn ad featuring Lenny Henry goes viral

A week after a Ukip candidate suggested that Lenny Henry emigrate to a “black country”, after the comedian bemoaned the lack of black and ethnic minority people in the creative industries, a new ad for Premier Inn is doing the rounds on social media.

The ad shows Henry, the brand ambassador for Premier Inn, snuggling down for a sleep at Premier Inn, with the strapline 'You Kip'.

The Drum has not had a response from Premier Inn, after asking if the poster is real, but it is believed to have been Photoshopped.

UPDATED: A spokesperson for Premier Inn has confirmed that the ad was not created by the travel company. It is believed to have been created by @Beaubodor.

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6 May 2014 - 06:07
maxjfreeman3

https://www.facebook.com/UKIPcampaign If you are not willing to stand by and see the Far-Right achieve a projected 27% at the European elections, come join us, read our link, and be part of a grass roots organisation that will not "Kip" while UKIP sneak into power on the back of disenfranchised voters who are too lazy to read the facts. Join us today. 100% growth day on day since our start on Saturday.

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6 May 2014 - 07:06
steve69's picture

Created by Beaubodor :)

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6 May 2014 - 19:27
chrisbanks1004

He is proudly from the Black Country, as am I! Big up yow Dudley massif

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6 May 2014 - 23:51
louisparsons3

I have no idea why it says I disliked it, gotta stick by fellow brummies @chrisbanks1004

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