Not for quoting?

AS if life isn’t hard enough working in the media, spare a thought for the innocent, freelance TV presenter or weather person.

If they want home insurance, a quick look at the online order form on the website of a well-known insurance giant can only make their hearts sink further.

Among the information requiring to be disclosed (and it’s presumably to do with irregular or unusual working hours) is whether the applicant or their partner is an “actor/actress on film, stage, TV or radio – including presenters, professional sportsman or sportswoman – including trainers, jeweller or antique dealer or anyone connected with the entertainment industry”.

The request comes just ahead of the requirement to declare whether any “person living at your home has had any criminal convictions, been previously refused insurance or had any terms imposed”.