Shane Warne joins SportingBet as front man


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Shane Warne faces his one true fear in new teaser for Sportingbet via Clemenger BBDO, Sydney
- 26th February 2014

New 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, spiders.

Says 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."

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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 spider.

Says Warne: "That was probably the challenge I was most nervous about. I mean it wasn't a Daddy Long-legs.

"It 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.