Travelodge denies puppet in new advert is based on David Cameron

Viewers are congratulating the Prime Minister on his new part time job

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The Independent Online

With his short brown hair, thin nose, and rounded face, viewers are convinced a naked puppet in a new budget hotel advert is based on Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Travelodge advert features a group of singing puppets, including an everyman character called Max who visits a hotel with his wife and child, Sophie and Lily.

Hundreds of viewers who have seen the new advert tweeted in faux shock that the Prime Minister appears to have a job on the side.

Some congratulated the Prime Minister for securing a part-time job, while most simply asking "Why is David Cameron advertising for Travelodge?"

But Travelodge has stressed that the likeness is a co-incidence, which is just as well, as it is illegal to use characteristic which could identify a person, including they name, likeness or voice, without permission for a commercial purpose.

A spokesman for the firm told The Mirror: “Perhaps he just has one of those familiar-looking faces because it's also been pointed out that Max looks a bit like the former England manager Fabio Capello as well.”

Last year, Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero launched a $250million lawsuit against the makers of The Simpsons, claiming the programme “based this character on his own personality” and had contributed to "type-casting" him.

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