Mr Soot on BBC’s legendary satire quiz show Have I Got News For You!

It’s probably the last place you’d expect to find any chimney sweep, let alone your very own Mr Soot.

But recently our owner David was a ‘cover star’ on the legendary satire quiz Have I Got News For You!

David explains: “HIGNFY is one of my all time favourite shows, so to see myself on it was a bit strange to say the least.

“It came about as, a few months ago, I wrote an article for the Guild of Master Chimney Sweep’s magazine, Sweep Stuff.

“Fast forward a few weeks and it seems the HIGNFY production team picked up a copy, had a rummage through it and decided it would be great to feature it in the Missing Words Round.

“The photo on the front was actually a selfie I took while shadowing one of London’s oldest chimney firms, H Firkins, last summer.

“It’s amazing how many customers saw it, and messaged me to say: ‘Was that actually you?’

“It was great to get some national coverage, particularly as we are now starting to grow as a company with nationwide contracts. It’s publicity you really couldn’t buy!”

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