Video: Ford's new spokesman Doug chats up 'Pretty Pants' reporter

David Hobbs

Puppets in adverts are nothing new – think Flat Eric, PG Tips' Monkey and the Vauxhall Corsa 'C'mon' gang – but I'm pretty sure they never said "Can I smell your fingers?" on air.

Well, puppets are exactly what Ford has turned to as it looks to make its new Focus rather more exciting than a family hatchback owners club meeting in a supermarket car park.