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Banana bling, Alien hi-tops, Prince sausage & Leicester nudity: John's Weird Week

It's been a busy Weird Week - so much so that I have deviated from the usual three story format to squeeze in a fourth.

Hit the video below to reflect on the oddest marketing and advertising news of the week.

1. Gary Lineker has threatened to present the BBC’s Match of the Day in the nude if Leicester City win the Barclay’s Premier League – which is looking pretty likely these days. Walkers Crisps is also running a PR stunt alongside the oath, running its own strip tease in the city centre.

2. Reebok scored an own goal: it released the Ellen Ripley Alien stomper hi-top sneakers, but the sneakers were not for women… despite Ripley, y’know, being a woman.

3. A Devonshire butcher upset Prince fans and Peta by releasing limited edition purple sausages. Peta pointed out that Prince was a vegan and probably wouldn’t approve of his death being used to shift meat products.

4. And finally, a man, perhaps a genius, now has a $100,000-valued company. All he does? Personalise bananas.

Check out last week's episode here, we had a Derren Brown demon, gasmask wearing statues and Boaty McBoatface finally died…

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