To viewers of The Call Centre, he is the real-life David Brent — a cheerfully deluded office manager whose eccentric charms inspired Ricky Gervais, no less, to dub him Britain’s most cringe-worthy boss.
Neville Wilshire, a rotund, 54-year-old Welshman, shot to fame this month as the star of the surprise hit BBC series, which followed his daily existence running what he proudly describes as ‘Swansea’s third largest call centre’.
Millions were entertained by the self-styled ‘natural showman’, who bases his management style on Napoleon and wanders around the workplace cracking inappropriate jokes and shouting his catchphrase: ‘Happy people sell!
’One typically toe-curling episode of the show saw Big Nev forcing low-paid telesales staff to join impromptu mid-morning karaoke sessions, telling them: ‘I’ve actually sacked two people before now for not singing.’Another saw him parade 25-year-old employee Kayleigh Davies — who had recently endured a traumatic split from her boyfriend — through the open-plan office, seeking an eligible young man prepared to buy her dinner.
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