Griffin Bacal’s chairman, Paul Hutson, was almost caught with a large snake in his trousers at the agency’s Christmas do.
Confidence buoyed by several glasses of champagne and a seductive but rather rotund belly dancer shaking her pierced navel in his face, Paul wrapped himself in a long python and entertained the numerous guests.
Paul would have put David Copperfield to shame as he delighted onlookers with magic tricks and disappearing sponge balls.
Needless to say, the python managed to escape to seek refuge in the advertising-free zone of its basket. When asked if his magic tricks included winning an account and making it disappear, Hutson became coy.