UK MasterChef winner Simon Wood slams influencer request for free meal last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- "After what hospitality has been through jokers like this are still savaging freebies in the name of influence... Get in the bin"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! MasterChef winner Simon Wood has slammed a request for a free meal for a Love Island star at his award-winning Manchester restaurant as "mind-numbingly ignorant". Simon, 44, revealed on Twitter an email he had been sent from an "influencer marketing agency" asking if a free meal could be provided at Wood for former Love Island contestant Biggs Chris, 28. Simon said in the tweet: "Some people are mind numbingly ignorant. After what hospitality has been through jokers like this are still savaging freebies in the name of influence. Get in the bin..... scrounging insensitive fools...." The email had been sent to Simon from influencer marketing agency Best Connected, and said that Biggs Chris was visiting Manchester on Friday April 30 and asked if a free dinner could be arranged. Bars and restaurants across the UK have only recently been able to open their outside areas to customers on April 12 after being closed for four months.
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. The email said: "I am reaching out as I would like to be put in touch with your GM/Marketing team regarding our client TV personality and influencer Biggs Chris. "He is coming to Manchester and I wanted to ask if you could arrange a complimentary dining experience for Chris and a guest?" Biggs, from Glasgow, was an Islander from season six of the ITV2 reality shows, entering the villa on day 23 and leaving three days later.
Love Island's Biggs Chris with girlfriend Rebecca Gormley
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But Biggs has denied he instructed the request - and has told his 144,000 followers on Instagram that he's never even heard of the agency purporting to represent him Biggs, who did visit Manchester at the weekend with his girlfriend Rebecca Gormley, said: "One, I don't even know the agency that sent that right. Like, legit I don't know, hands up. "Two, I actually agree with this Simon dude, right. I get it. But he could have just replied back to the email and said no. Why post it? But he knew it would get some clout. "And three, this is normal in England, where celebs or influencers or whatever go to a restaurant and in return get a free meal for promo. "Let's say I did go with Rebecca, right, and we posted it, and the guy got 50 other customers from that. He's chilling. You get me." The MEN has approached The Best Connected firm for a comment. Simon's followers were similarly angered by the email, with one saying: "Hey "influencers" don't ever, EVER do this", another said: "I hate this type of marketing activity just pay for the dining experience for your client do they really mean that little to you?"
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