Tabloid photos of Strictly favourite Ricky Whittle putting some air in his car tyres must has given Tyre Safety Month campaign a boost on its launch date yesterday.
Of course, the sight of the Hollyoaks hunk crouched beside his orange Lamborghini pumping up his tyres was also a gift for headline writers – “Ricky’s feeling a bit deflated” the Sun screamed.
But on the serious side, so many motorists admit they never check the pressure in their tyres and yet bald and under-inflated tyres are responsible for dozens of deaths on the roads every year.
Yet it takes less time than it does to fill up with fuel to make sure your tyres are inflated to the vehicle manufacturers recommended level.
But back to Ricky, who was photographed pumping up his tyres at a petrol station in Liverpool, and the pressure of being the hot favourite to win the dancing crown.
Partnered with new Aussie dancer Natalie Lowe, he is the bookies favourite to win the dancing crown, with odds of 5/4.
He wowed judges on last weekend’s shows, getting impressive scores of 33 out of 40 for his waltz and 32 out of 40 for his rumba.
But he’d better not let his ego get over-inflated – there’s a long way to go yet.
Denna Bowman, Head Office