TomTom receives Blessed improvements
After 25,000 supporters signed up to the campaign, the king-sized Yorkshireman agreed to record driving instructions for TomTom sat nav devices, including Renault’s own fully-integrated Carminat versions.
Best known for his role as Prince Vultan in the film "Flash Gordon", Brian's instructions include such gems as: 'Toll Charge. Give them the exact money and tell them to keep the change,' and 'You've reached your destination. Congratulations. Onwards and upwards! To Everest next, and the North Pole…'
A clip of the entertaining recording session is available to watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMiLQwKLSQM
Brian is also spearheading a campaign for members of the public to become a "Voice of TomTom" themselves, plus the chance of winning a Renault New Megane Coupe-Cabriolet, worth £21,000.
'Why have a boring old computer voice, when you can have a beardy old me?' asked Brian. 'Better still, enter the contest and see if you can get more votes than I did!'
The winner will have their voice professionally recorded and available as a free download from TomTom in time for Christmas.
Meanwhile, Brian’s voice can be downloaded from the official TomTom website, www.tomtom.com, for £7.95. Customers should check which devices allow voices to be downloaded on the website.