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Aflac Announces Gilbert Gottfried Replacement

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Apr. 27 2011, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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Last night Aflac has officially revealed the new voice of their quacking duck! Drumroll please...the new gig goes to Daniel McKeague, a 36-year-old sales manager. The insurance company held a nationwide search which was spawned by firing comedian and former voice of the duck for 11 years, Gilbert Gottfried.

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Daniel, a father of three, is the new voice behind the Aflac "spokesduck." The Minnesota-based man quacked his way into the prime spot by beating out 12,500 other duck hopefuls. As noted by E! Online, the new voice premiered last night during The Voice.

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As for what Gilbert'll be up to now that this duck quacking thing has gone buh bye, he'll star in Calendar Girl, a comedy/horror/romance flick being released this year, according to IMDb.

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