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Keep Off Barney Baloney’s Bubbles

by | 14th, June 2007

barney.jpg IT’S difficult to champion the cause of a children’s entertainer.

They are inherently creepy. Yet in the case of 47-year-old Tony Turner, even his ‘crazy’ outfits and ‘wacky’ sense of humour can’t discourage us from sympathising with the former DJ.

You see, central to Barney Baloney’s (Turner’s ‘stage name’) act is a common-or-garden bubble machine. It forms the exciting climax of his show.

But no more. When Tony/Barney rang insurance companies for his public liability insurance this year, he was refused cover due to the apparent danger caused by the bubble machine.

A frustrated Tony/Barney tells us: “I rang six insurance companies in all and was turned down by every one. One even said some councils had banned bubble-making machines because they thought the soapy bubbles were lethal.”

A spokesman for the Association of British

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