Certainly one of Australia’s largest ‘90s icons is lastly returning to our TV screens.
Within the 1990s, “Dougie” the Pizza Hut supply man was in all places, successful hearts throughout the nation along with his boyish beauty and bumbling attraction.
Dougie was performed to perfection by actor Diarmid Heidenreich, who starred in a string of Pizza Hut adverts because the beloved character from 1993 to 1996.
Sadly, after that he hung up his crimson cap, and Dougie was laid to relaxation.
Heidenreich went on to land roles in Water Rats, McLeod’s Daughters, Packed to the Rafters, Underbelly: The Golden Mile and House And Away through the years, though he’s nonetheless finest recognized to most Aussies as Dougie the Pizza Supply Man.
However now, Dougie’s again.
Heidenreich is making a visitor look in a model new Pizza Hut advert — enjoying a grown-up Dougie — to advertise the quick meals chain’s new “Scorching Dot delivered sizzling or the following one is free” promotion.
The corporate is now promising that any pizza supply will arrive at your door piping sizzling — and if it isn’t, your subsequent order shall be on the home.
Underneath the promotion, a warmth delicate dot shall be positioned on pizza containers to measure the temperature of the pizza, which is stored sizzling by new supply luggage.
Within the new business, a next-generation pizza man is filmed delivering a pizza to a buyer, who seems to be none aside from Dougie himself.
“There’s a lot love for Pizza Hut in Australia and we noticed this by the response we had after we introduced again our iconic Cavalry Cost tune in February,” Pizza Hut chief advertising officer Chat Patel.
“Remembered for the four-eight-one-double-one-double-one jingle, it evoked a way of nostalgia and fond recollections.
“So it made sense to convey again our most trusted pizza supply boy, Dougie, to assist launch our new Scorching Dot supply promise. The advert celebrates the connection Australia has with us in a particular and unmistakably Pizza Hut approach.”
Nevertheless, like many younger stars, Heidenreich has battled his personal private demons through the years.
In 1996, he served 77 weekends of periodic detention in jail for a drug and alcohol-fuelled automotive smash that left a girlfriend in hospital, in keeping with the Herald Sun.