A Sheffield coach driver is getting revved up for a starring role in a new TV campaign.
National Express coach driver Bob Wilson, who was born and raised in Flockton Avenue, Handsworth, has been handpicked by his employer to appear on TV screens across the nation in its new ‘Go Get It!’ TV advert.
Bob, who now lives in London with wife Yvette, was chosen from 2,000 National Express drivers to star in the company’s new commercial.
The 58-year-old, who drives National Express services to and from Heathrow Airport was picked by after he impressed staff with his excellent customer service skills, personable nature and ‘can do’ attitude.
Now, the Sheffield United fan and dad-of-of three along with Yvette are eagerly anticipating his appearing on TV screens all over the country.
He said: “I was quite surprised to be asked, quite honoured actually. The film crew had to put a fair bit of make up on me to get me looking my best and from then on I just had to smile.
“I’ve told some of my colleagues and they’ve started calling me Sean Bean because I’m from Sheffield!
“We’re definitely going to be getting the popcorn in to see the advert.”
Due to begin appearing on TV at the end of the month, the advert featuring the strapline ‘Go Get It’ and shows short clips of some of the UK’s best- loved destinations reachable coach, as well as a beaming Bob.
Bob began driving National Express coaches in 1988 on behalf of Sheffield United Transport which also ran bus services in the city.
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