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Bloody hell! UK censors risque Aussie ads

Perhaps the UK government is scared of loosing to many of its citizens to the Aussie lifestyle ;)

I remember seeing these ads on the news when we went on our Rekkie to Perth (what seems all of a lifetime ago now).

But alas, the country that gave the world such risque comic acts as Benny Hill, the Two Ronnies and Little Britain has banned Australia’s new “bloody hell” tourism ads from television because they are just a little too rude.

Australian Tourism Minister Fran Bailey said Britain had banned the television ads, which end with a bikini-clad woman on a beach asking “so where the bloody hell are you?”, although the ads would still screen in cinemas and appear in print.

“The regulators have clearly misplaced their sense of humour — and this from a country that brought us Benny Hill, (the) Two Ronnies and Little Britain,” Bailey said in a statement on Thursday.

Personally, I think the ads are pretty cool. You can view the ads by Clicking Here. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below.

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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  1. so what the bloody hell is the fuss all about?

    that bloody harry potter and his bloody nerd friend weasly uses it in their bloody movie.

  2. Not sure but the company who the Aussie Tourist body choose to to produce this campaign appear to have used the right catchline to get the interest they were looking for.

    The additional interest caused by the use of the word ‘bloody’ must be worth Millions in free advertising to the Australian tourist board. :)

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