RACING through the corridors of a five-star hotel naked during a work Christmas party, Anthony Ward Thomas knew he was in deep trouble.
The salesman, from Thaxted, Essex, had been drunkenly convinced to spray the boss and his wife with a fire extinguisher – and took the prank a step further by stripping off.
The next day Anthony was fired from the London Metal Exchange – but insists it was “one of the best things that ever happened".
That’s because it set him on the path to start a removals company that’s now one of the biggest in the UK, boasting celebrity clients – and a whopping £50million turnover.
Anthony, whose company Anthony Ward-Thomas Removals makes more than £5m profit a year, has rubbed shoulders with the likes of Simon Cowell, Keira Knightley, and even moved former prime minister Boris Johnson.
It's an incredible achievement for someone who admits he "scraped through" school, and had lofty dreams of being a professional cricketer.
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Anthony then joined the London Metal Exchange, where he worked his way up from clerk to junior dealer, before being fired for his work Christmas party antics at the five-star Grosvenor House in Mayfair.
“I was quite young and went out to lunch with one of my bosses, who could drink more than I could and was dared to do something stupid," he tells The Sun.
“The idea was for me to squirt the chairman and wife with a fire extinguisher when they entered, but I went one step further by taking all of my clothes off.
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