Now Stephen"s Hawking insurance: Eminent scientist set to appear in Go Compare ads with notorious opera singer

Now Stephen's Hawking insurance: Eminent scientist set to appear in Go Compare ads with notorious opera singerRenowned scientist is latest celebrity to star in the Go Compare campaignAdvert sees him suck the opera singer into a black hole before laughing

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Hawking insurance: Steven Hawking appears in the latest Go Compare advert which sees him sucking the opera singer into a black hole

The former Lucasian professor of
mathematics at Cambridge University joins the likes of television
presenter Sue Barker and survival expert Ray Mears in plotting to
destroy fictitious opera singer Gio Compario and silence his irritating
sales slogan.

The
advert, which will be shown for the first time today, sees 70-year-old
Professor Hawking announce to a packed lecture theatre that he has discovered how
to generate a super massive black hole, before being asked what he will
do with the knowledge.

The
scene then cuts to the opera singer – played by Wynne Evans – haranguing
a couple in the street, before a black hole forms behind him and sucks
him in.

The end is nigh: The Go Compare opera singer clings to a pole as a black hole threatens to engulf him

The end is nigh: The Go Compare opera singer clings to a pole as a black hole threatens to engulf him

There's no escape: The advert shows Professor Hawking announce to a lecture theatre that he has discovered how to generate a super massive black hole

There's no escape: The advert shows Professor Hawking announce to a lecture theatre that he has discovered how to generate a super massive black hole

The wheelchair-bound
scientist, well known for speaking using a computerised voice because
of his motor neurone disease, is then shown laughing.

Professor Hawking, now director of research at Cambridge's Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, said: ‘I confess I am a fan of the Gocompare.com adverts, but I am also an opera fan, so I was delighted to be given the opportunity to help save the nation and silence Gio.

‘I hope the public find it as funny as I did.’

Fan: Professor Hawking said he was 'delighted to be given the opportunity to help save the nation and silence Gio'

Fan: Professor Hawking said he was 'delighted to be given the opportunity to help save the nation and silence Gio'

He joins a list of celebrities who have
starred in the adverts this year which show people attempting to do away
with the moustachioed tenor.

Former footballer Stuart Pearce and camp dancer Louie Spence have also starred in versions of the advert.

VIDEO Watch the tenor get sucked into a black hole

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