TS was probably more New Kids on the Block than Take That. But unfortunately, we’re just that bit too old for the latest touring sensation – the Office of Tax Simplification, led by heartthrob lead singer John Whiting (pictured left).
No doubt conjuring up memories of their long-standing feud with East17 for Gary, Robbie and the boys, Whiting compared his own group’s commitment to its fans with that of Take That. He told Accountancy Age: “Back in November/December we did a lot of roadshows, going out and about and basically went to a whole range of places. At the time there was another group going on the road – but we did more dates than Take That.” In an attempt to defuse a potential row, he added: “Possibly they were more popular – I don’t know.”
You may recall when Whiting left PwC, the Big 4 firm set up hotlines to help his screaming teenage fans who were shocked by the decision. One fan said: “Whiting was always my favourite – I had his poster on my wall. I always loved his cheeky explanations of what constituted aggressive tax avoidance schemes.”
Whiting did not go on a failed attempt to conquer America, but PwC were able to continue in his absence and have not recently announced their comeback tour.
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