THIS WEEK IN 1988: Sean's snap, crackle and crunch

It was snap, crackle and then crunch for the Rice Krispies ad kid from Gosport '“ he lost a tooth while eating the breakfast cereal.

Sunday, 12th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:21 am
Rice Krispies boy Sean Smith lost one of his front teeth on the day he was scheduled to appear in an advertisement (C3366-2)

Unfortunately, the incident happened on the morning that seven-year-old Sean Smith was due to travel to London to make an advert.

Sean, a pupil at Grange Infant School, Gosport, said: ‘I nearly ate it. My front tooth had been hanging on a thread – it just fell onto my spoon.’

His mother Terry, of Carless Close, said: ‘The agent was worried it would mean he wouldn’t be able to appear in the advertisement.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

‘She suggested sticking it in his mouth with chewing gum, but the producers didn’t mind anyway.’

Although a well-behaved lad, Sean belonged to an agency which specialised in ‘tough’ looking people.