Remember this fresh-faced youngster from Gedling who helped sell washing powder to millions back in the 70s?
Fast forward forty two years and Abi Michael (she’s married now) has definitely changed a lot!
The 44-year-old appeared in one of a series of commercials for Persil washing powder alongside a number of residents from Gedling village.
Abi recently got in touch after discovering a story we published on Gedling Eye about the ads last year.
She has since left Gedling and now lives in Cornwall with her husband and young daughter.
And despite becoming a familiar face to millions back in the seventies, Abi says she has no recollection of filming the popular commercials.
“I have no memory of it at all. I was about two at the time,” she said.
“My mum said she was paid £25 for the commercial, so I recently asked her for my earnings plus interest after learning about the commercial.
“We lived in Priory Crescent at the time and remained there until I was about 10. We then moved to Hucknall. I live in Cornwall now, as does my mum.”
The adverts now have a special place in Abi’s heart, as they also feature her beloved aunt – who has since passed away.
She told us: “My auntie is on one of them too. She passed away a few years ago, so it was lovely to remember her as she was when I was younger.”
Here are the other Persil commercials in the series:
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