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Sergeant leaves strictly to keep car insurance dow

Sergeant leaves strictly to keep car insurance dow

Category: Car insurance

Updated: 26/11/2012
First Published: 24/11/2008

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According to confused.com, the real reason political correspondent John Sergeant left Strictly Come Dancing was to keep his car insurance down.

Had he changed career to a professional dancer, he would have seen his motor insurance premium rise by £124.75 than if he had remained in journalism.

Research from Confused.com has found that some similar jobs have great differences when it comes to motor insurance premiums. For example, a singer could get a quote saying they have to pay up to £223 more than an entertainer.

Head of Motor Insurance, Will Thomas says: "It is certainly true that using different ways to describe a person's occupation could dramatically reduce their premiums, although it is important not to confuse being savvy with being dishonest. The increase is mainly due to risk association, a dancer could be performing behind Robbie Williams or Kylie Minogue on stage, socialising with them, then driving them home at night. If the car crashes while they're in the car, the driver could be liable for their loss of earnings, which in the case of Robbie or Kylie is going to be considerably more than the average person. So it really is who you know, not what you know!"

"Therefore, it's recommended everyone shops around for their car insurance as much as possible and using a price comparison website is the best way to do this. Confused.com aims to find customers the best policies at the right prices."

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