Call Centre stars get ready to face Nev's doorstep challenge
A FEW months ago, only their family and friends would have recognised them.
Now, after the surprise success of the BBC3 documentary series The Call Centre, some of the staff at Llansamlet- based business Save Britain Money are familiar faces with viewers.
And those living in Swansea who tuned in to the fly-on-the-wall show could be in for a bit of a surprise, when some of those who featured on the small screen come knocking on their door.
Because over the next few weeks, instead of manning the phones, a team of staff are hitting the road, and calling on homes in the region instead, taking money saving products and advice direct to consumers, such as free loft and cavity wall insulation and energy efficient boilers, and pension reviews.
The move is the latest by company boss Nev Wilshire, who is sending out staff in a special bus to bring a human touch to their services.
He said: "I've bored many people with my belief that I can knock on doors and save anyone money.
"This challenge is about to prove me right."
The bus will contain a team of highly trained surveyors, as well some familiar Call Centre faces.
And joining them will be Call Centre tea ladies Hayley and Steph, on hand to offer free cakes and sweets.
And The Wave radio station will also broadcast which street the team are due to visit.
The majority of products on offer are totally free of charge.
Nev added: "The aim is to make British households aware of a number of ways in which they can save money, lower their monthly out-goings and increase their disposable income."