Meet Jim Haynes: Paris host gets his own tv advert
comment 3 Written by on December 29, 2009 – 3:36 am

One of my standout meets of 2009 was with Jim Haynes at one of his legendary Parisian Sunday dinners. News reached me the other day that Jim has been used as the face of the After Eights Christmas adverts in the UK. I immediately dropped him a line and he told me the experience was "a hoot". He has also reported that he got 600 emails after the ad was aired, mainly people wanting to make a dinner booking.

One of the things that impresses me the most about Jim is his ability to remember names and keep in touch. Earlier this year he sent me a message out of the blue, just to see where I was and how I was doing.

You can watch the After Eights ad here or the video above is a more extended interview about the people who have come over the years and the relationships it has sparked.

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3 Responses to “Meet Jim Haynes: Paris host gets his own tv advert”

  1. Vicky, Sweet of you to mention my After Eight commercial. Last week I had a family from Cardiff here. The wife urged her husband to book a Sunday when they saw the ad. The husband said “don’t be silly, it’s just at advert”. The wife googled me and booked and won the bet. They came with their 10-year old daughter and greatly enjoyed themselves. The daughter emailed me when they returned home to say that she liked everyone but “I like you the best”…It has made my week. Love and hugs, Jim

  2. Damn – I quite fancied a dinner Chez Jim if I was ever in Paris – sounds like there won’t be so much room to squeeze in now he’s an after eight star.

  3. I’m sure he’ll manage. There were 70 people there when I was there. I don’t think Jim knows how to turn anyone away.

    By Vicky Baker on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

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