Welwyn Garden City girl to be the new face of Calpol medicine on TV
PUBLISHED: 14:00 08 October 2011
A TODDLER from Welwyn Garden City could find fame as the face of children’s medicine Calpol in a nationwide TV ad.
Talia Flynn-Puleston, of Knella Road, has been chosen as one of the final six children to win the coveted role of starring in the advert.
The ‘Be a Calpol Star’ competition received more than 24,000 entries and Talia saw off tough competition in order to take one step closer to featuring in the commercial, which will air from mid October.
Filmed across two days in September, the central theme for the ad will show children getting back to normal after being poorly.
Talia’s possible involvement in the advert means that she could be the latest in a long line of children to star in the iconic adverts stretching back over 20 years.
Talia’s mum Nadine Flynn told the WHT: “I was over the moon to hear that she had got through.”
She said she hadn’t entered Talia for any other contests before, but that people who voted on Facebook for her in their droves “must have seen something in her that they thought was right”.
The nationwide competition, which ran for four weeks, invited parents to upload an image or video of their kids.
The chosen youngsters were selected by a panel of independent judges a few weeks ago.
Calpol brand manager, Claire Ryder, said: “We have been delighted with the response from parents to the ‘Be a Calpol Star’ Facebook competition and have been impressed with how well behaved all the little stars at casting day were.
“The six finalists all bring something special and unique to the Calpol brand and we anticipate more tough decisions at the auditions when deciding on our eventual winners.”
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