A Sausage Ca-Roll! Walkers releases its Christmas advert

Merry Crisp-mas! Walkers releases its star-studded festive advert featuring Christmas No. 1 winner and Youtuber LadBaby alongside Walking In The Air singer Aled Jones and Gary Lineker

  • Walkers releases its Christmas ad featuring comedian and YouTube star LadBaby
  • He is joined by East 17’s Tony Mortimer and Walking In The Air singer Aled Jones 
  • LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, made a public request to feature in campaign

Comedian and YouTube star LadBaby is joined by East 17’s Tony Mortimer and Walking In The Air singer Aled Jones for the Walkers Christmas ad.

LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, made a public request to feature in the campaign after he was horrified at the delicate way Mariah Carey ate crisps in last year’s advert, when she performed her festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You.

The YouTuber topped the Christmas singles chart last year with I Love Sausage Rolls, a twist on I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett, following his 2018 number one hit We Built This City, an ode to sausage rolls based on Starship’s 1980s glam-rock song.

This year’s advert, A Sausage CaRoll, which will launch on social media, features Gary Lineker attempting to steal sausage roll-flavoured crisps and sees LadBaby dressed in a Father Christmas suit decorated with the pastry snack.

He can be seen spinning on a platform with Stay Another Day singer Mortimer, recreating the music video to the festive hit by London boyband East 17.

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Comedian and YouTube star LadBaby (pictured left) is joined by East 17’s Tony Mortimer and Walking In The Air singer Aled Jones (pictured centre) for the Walkers Christmas ad

This year’s advert, A Sausage CaRoll, which will launch on social media, features Gary Lineker (pictured) attempting to steal sausage roll-flavoured crisps and sees LadBaby dressed in a Father Christmas suit decorated with the pastry snack

The advert opens with a cheeky nod to the Coca Cola Christmas truck, replacing its synonymous slogan ‘Holidays are coming’ with ‘Sausage rolls are coming’, displayed on the side of a transit van. 

LadBaby, dressed in a Santa-esque suit in a shade of golden brown, then drops off a bag of the new Walkers flavoured crisps on a doorstep before launching into a rendition of ‘Deck your bowl with sausage roll, flaaaaavour crisps’. 

He and fellow carol singers – which includes Aled – then perform a melody of songs with adopted lyrics in homage to the snack.

The group eventually end up at Lineker’s gaffe, with the ex-footballer greedily scooping up several bags before disappearing back indoors.

The scene then cuts to LadBaby and Tony, back-to-back on a rotating stage with Mortimer, who asks: ‘Who are you again mate?’

LadBaby, real name Mark Hoyle, made a public request to feature in the campaign after he was horrified at the delicate way Mariah Carey ate crisps in last year’s advert, when she performed her festive hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. Pictured, singers in the advert

The YouTuber (pictured in a themed Santa outfit) topped the Christmas singles chart last year with I Love Sausage Rolls, a twist on I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett, following his 2018 number one hit We Built This City, an ode to sausage rolls based on Starship’s 1980s glam-rock song

The advert this year was created in partnership with the Trussell Trust, which supports a network of food banks across the UK. It is part of the brand’s pledge to help LadBaby raise more money than ever at Christmas for the charity, in addition to the £1million support already pledged by the company earlier in the year

LadBaby said: ‘It was so lovely with Tony, he was such a legend. I said, “Is this every year for you? Does somebody have you on a revolving dancefloor every year?”, and he said, “No, I’ve only been on one twice, the day I did the video and now”.

‘I was like, “Oh my god! I’m the first person to get on a revolving floor with Tony since that video”. This is a life goal!”

He joked that filming the advert, which also features a Love Actually-inspired spoof scene, with Covid restrictions meant he ‘couldn’t have loads of diva-ish demands on set’.

Who is ‘Lad Baby’ Mark Hoyle? 

Mark Hoyle, from Nottingham, found fame blogging about his journey from ‘lad to dad’ after the birth of his two sons with wife Roxanne. 

He launched a YouTube channel in 2016 to document the pitfalls of fatherhood. 

The YouTuber topped the Christmas singles chart last year with I Love Sausage Rolls, a twist on I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll by Joan Jett, following his 2018 number one hit We Built This City, an ode to sausage rolls based on Starship’s 1980s glam-rock song.

In 2018, he was crowned Dad of The Year thanks to his large social media following. 

But he added: ‘With so many restrictions you think it might take away how fun it was going to be but it didn’t, we all had a laugh and it was such a nice experience.’

Speaking about 2019’s campaign, he said: ‘Last year I saw that ad and it was just the way she was eating crisps, she lifted that crisp at the end of the ad and I thought, “That is not how you eat crisps!”

‘I love crisps and I’ve always loved crisps, and if anything you should be emptying the bag into your mouth, really upending it – you don’t take one out and delicately try it. I’ve never seen anyone eat a bag of crisps quite like it!’

The advert this year was created in partnership with the Trussell Trust, which supports a network of food banks across the UK. 

It is part of the brand’s pledge to help LadBaby raise more money than ever at Christmas for the charity, in addition to the £1million support already pledged by the company earlier in the year.

LadBaby said: ‘It’s the charity that we have supported the last two Christmases with our songs, and even two years ago we could see the problem that was facing the UK with food banks and how many families were relying on them.

‘The horrible thing is with the year that we’ve all had it’s so much worse now, even than it was a year ago.

‘It’s going to be their hardest winter yet. People need to know that those baskets that you see in almost all supermarkets at the checkouts, that is what they are there for and why you should give to them and where they are going to help.’

Hoyle, from Nottingham, found fame blogging about his journey from ‘lad to dad’ after the birth of his two sons with wife Roxanne. 

He launched a YouTube channel in 2016 to document the pitfalls of fatherhood.

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