A specialist bathroom company today revealed it has employed a duckling as an 'official bath tester'. Online retailer bathrooms.com posted a bizarre job application looking for a duck to test its baths and has now hired a four-week-old duckling called Gilbert.
Last month the firm announced it was looking to hire a "discerning duck" as its official bath tester and asked duck owners to submit their pets as possible candidates. Today they declared Gilbert to be the most suitably qualified, beating eight other applicants.
The successful duckling was put forward by owner Gemma Dodd, from Newbury, Berkshire, after seeing the job advertised in a newspaper. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.