The condom was found in the back of the car

A FAMOUS hypnotist has slammed a car hire firm for leaving an unsavoury extra on the back seat. 

Brit Ken Webster, 51, received the shock of a lifetime when his three-year-old daughter discovered a used condom in the vehicle, rented from Brian’s rentacar, in Benalmadena.

TV hypnotist Webster, who has a show at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, picked up the white Seat in January from the company’s very own boss David Ballard.

“He claimed it had been valeted but there is just no way it had been cleaned at all, it was disgusting!” stormed Webster, who has appeared on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

Ken Webster has a regular Blackpool show

“The last thing I wanted was my three-year-old coming out with someone’s pubic hair on her skirt.”

Upon finding the used Durex and open-pack next to it, Webster immediately called Ballard to demand he refund the €150 payment.

However, the company’s owner initially refused offering instead to personally remove the condom ‘with a tissue’.

He finally agreed to swap the Seat for a ‘slightly cleaner’ Fiat Panda.

Ballard told the Olive Press that the condom was not in the car when he delivered it.

“I have no idea how, where and what happened, I give up,” he said, before adding that the condom looked like it had been opened but not used.

Brian’s rentacar is notorious on the Costa del Sol for coming under fire from angry customers.

It is the subject of a string of posts on TripAdvisor about unreturned deposits and rude behaviour, stretching back as far as 2011.

Ballard and his business were also the subject of an Olive Press expose in 2012.


  1. Mr Ballard never fails to attract troublesome customers !
    It appears that Brians rent a car are the most unfortunate company on the costa del sol.
    Dozens of customers who are Liars
    Dozens of customers who the company call w******s
    Dozens of customers who damage their vehicles
    And now the Gentleman who travels from Blackpool to put condoms in the rear seat of a vehicle he has hired from Mr Ballard.
    Seems to be no end to Ballards ability to attract bad publicity to his small time outfit and yet still manages to trade !
    My advise to Mr Ballard is simple
    Buy a mirror look deeply into it and the person looking back at you is the sole problem
    Do the decent thing man and shut down your little outfit, stop making claims you have hundreds of vehicles and thousands of satisfied customers, Stop unlawfully retaining customer deposits, and leave the car hire business to more capable and reputable companies

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