Warne joins SportingBet as front man
Warne faces his one true fear in new teaser for Sportingbet
via Clemenger BBDO, Sydney
- 26th February 2014
Sportingbet ambassador Shane Warne has unblinkingly
faced cricket balls travelling as fast as 150 kilometres
an hour - and more recently 50
paintballs fired at his chest from close range
but now Warne will go up against his one true fear,
Warne: "I'm actually not scared of anything.
Except spiders. I can't even get through the movie
Arachnophobia, and I have tried four times."
In its new advertising campaign set to air nationally
from Thursday night via Clemenger BBDO Sydney, sportingbet.com.au
bets Warne to tackle a series of challenges, including
facing his biggest fear, an Australian bird-eating
Says Warne: "That was probably the challenge
I was most nervous about. I mean it wasn't a Daddy
was great shooting the campaign, even though the guys
at Sportingbet really put me through the wringer."
Warne, currently in South Africa, is still recovering
from being sprayed with paintballs during the shoot
in Melbourne last month.
Says Warne: "Copping those paintballs to the
chest was so much more painful than I thought it would
be - a couple of them actually broke my skin. I don't
remember a cricket ball ever hurting that much."
Winning bets will be donated to the Shane Warne Foundation.