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Brian Blessed booms for TomTom

'Beardy old me'

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Brian Blessed is an official voice on Tom Tom satnav devices as of today. You can blame his inclusion the 25,000 people who joined a Facebook Campaign calling for the "shouty" actor voice to deliver a voiceover for TomTom.

Driving instructions include such "gems" as:

"Toll Charge.  Give them the exact money and tell them to keep the change"  and "You've reached your destination.  Congratulations.  Onwards and upwards!  To Everest next, and the North Pole..."

You had to be there.

As Brian says: Why have a boring old computer voice when you can have a beardy old me,"

You can download his booming tones at http://brianblessed.tomtom.com for £7.95.

TomTom has hired Brian to front a promo that will see a member of the public to supply a TomTom voiceover. The winner's instructions are recorded professionally and the results will be available as a free download.

You can find more deets at http://www.clubtomtom.co.uk/voiceoftomtom.

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