He has played a hardened gangster, a jailed footballer and a mutant villain, but now footballer turned actor Vinnie Jones is starring in a completely different role as part of a new advert for mobile phone company Three.
In the advert released yesterday, Jones dusts off his favourite Spanish phrasebook to play a very cockney Spanish language teacher.
The advert, which sees Jones clad in a colourful Hawaiian shirt and sporting shades around his neck, has the former Sheffield United player getting Brits ready for their holidays in Spain this summer with his very own “useful Spanish phrases.” Included in Vinnie’s repertoire of phrases are standard greetings such as, "Hola, me llamo Vinnie, ¿ y tú?" ("Hi, my name’s Vinnie, what’s yours?") and "Hola cielo, cómo te va?" ( Alright sunshine, how you keeping?), as well as more essential holiday sentences like "¿Por dónde se va a la playa?" ("Which way to the beach?") and "Oye, ¿me das otra cerveza por favor" ("Excuse me pal, can I have another beer please?")
Jones is even on hand to help tourists with the more modern day problems, by translating "¡Eh, tío! Ven aquí para que salgas en este selfie" into "Oi! come over here and get in this selfie mate!."
Commenting on his latest advert, Jones said: “I’ve holidayed in Spain for years and you can’t beat it for sun, sea, sand and a few sangrias. Along the way I’ve managed to pick up a bit of the local lingo so it’s great to be able to share some with my fellow Brits and help them out as they prepare for their holiday.”
The latest Three advert is the first advert Jones has starred in since his successful British Heart Foundation ad campaign in 2012.
According to the British Heart Foundation, the advert, which saw Jones teach people the correct way to carry out CPR by giving chest compressions to the rhythm of the BeeGees 1970s hit Stayin’ Alive, was responsible for saving a total of 28 lives.Reuse content