Paddy Power imagines Peter Crouch's life without Abbey Clancy
Created by BBH, the 'Life With More Chances' campaign promotes Paddy Power’s 'Wonder Wheel'
27 October 2023
What if the Brexit referendum never happened? What if VAR had never been introduced? What if Milton Keynes was not so … Milton Keynes?
These are just some of the absurdist scenarios that are brought to life in BBH’s latest campaign for Paddy Power Games, which imagines 'Life With More Chances'.
Featuring Paddy Power regulars Abbey Clancy, Peter Crouch, and Shaun Williamson, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek look at those sliding door moments that can define peoples lives, or even the path of history.
Settled on the sofa with her husband Peter, Abbey is playing Paddy Power’s 'Wonder Wheel' on her phone, when suddenly her mind starts to wander into the past. From Brexit to potentially problematic baby names and even meeting her beloved husband, we are left wondering what might have been had one of these decisions gone the other way.
When she meets Peter in this alternative world, we hear her iconic response; “He’s a bit long isn’t he?! No thanks!” bringing her back to the present moment, and she snuggles happily into her newly replaced husband - none other than Shaun Williamson.
The campaign is designed to engage and entertain gamers who enjoy playing online versions of casino favourites like roulette, blackjack, poker and slot machines. BBH has again injected Paddy Power’s famously mischievous spirit into the work, bringing in existing and new audiences with its trademark aping of celebrity and sports culture.
James O’Reilly, Head of Gaming Marketing for Paddy Power said: “We’ve all wondered how our lives might be different if given a second chance. Like right now, I’d bet any money Crouchy wishes he didn’t agree to us giving him hair extensions that made him look a bit like Rodney from Only Fools and Horses. But sadly, unlike Paddy Power Games, he won’t get another chance to change his mind.”
Luke Till and Lawrence Bushell, Associate Creative Directors at BBH added: ”The moment Dom and Kier pitched 'Imagine Life with More Chances' we knew we had another Paddy Power classic on our hands. Let's be honest there's a part of us all that wishes we’d taken the chance to pull Barry from Eastenders in a sticky floored noughties nightclub. Or the chance to stop VAR before it gave Liverpool fans even more things to moan about. And that’s why if we had another chance, we’d have made this film again and again.”
Campaign title: Life With More Chances
Advertising agency: BBH
CEO: Karen Martin
CCO: Alex Grieve
CSO: Simon Gregory
Associate Creative Director: Luke Till
Associate Creative Director: Lawrence Bushell
Creative: Dom Moira
Creative: Kieron Roe
Planner: Oscar Mason
Managing Partner: Bobbie Gannon
Account Director: Atalanta Purce
Account manager: Kate Weston-Webb
Account Executive: Katie Headley
Agency Senior Film Producer: Michael Hanney
Agency Assistant Film Producer: Rebecca Ellis
Designer: James Parkinson
Designer: Emma Buckley
Media agency: Essence Mediacom
Production company: Mindseye
Director: Andrew Gaynord
DOP: Benedict Spence
Executive Producer: Charlie Phillips
Producer: Archie Johnston-Stewart
Production Manager: Ben Preston
Production Assistant: Maria Pedlow
Editor/s: Saam Hodivala @ Shift Post
Post-production company: Creative Outpost
Post-production producer: Andy Salem
Lead Flame Artist: Time Davies
Colourist: Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective
Sound studio: 750mph
Sound engineer: Mark Hellaby
Music supervisor: Black Sheep Studio
Music: Dragostea Din Tei by Ozone