Brace yourself ladies (and gentlemen), that Diet Coke advert is back.

Since its first airing back in the early nineties, HuffPost UK Lifestyle have been waiting patiently for the return of that gorgeous, sweaty window cleaner with high cheekbones. But sadly he never arrived.

Today we finally learned that he's been hiding out in the countryside (as window cleaning probably becomes rather tricky when women are constantly grabbing at your sponge).

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Thank you Diet Coke

The advert, which marks the 30th anniversary of Diet Coke, follows in the footsteps of its predecessors in tone and style. (See below for a selection of our favourites.)

In case you can't watch videos at work, here's what happens:

It's a hot summer's day and a group of female friends are sat in the park oogling a (beautiful) gardener as he mows the grass.

One of the women has an (incredible) idea and sets a can Diet Coke rolling down the hill where it collides with the lawnmower, explodes and drenches the unsuspecting man.

He has no choice but to remove his T-shirt (in slow-mo, natch) and wring it out, tensing his perfectly-formed muscles.


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So, to answer the question on everyone's lips: Who is he and where can I find him?

The man in the advert is Andrew Cooper, a model from Manchester. But -- cue collective female sigh -- he's married with two children. Which is great for his family, but rubbish for the rest of us.

Next time Diet Coke, at least give us a guy that's available. This is just upsetting.

See past Diet Coke adverts here:

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  • 80's diet coke commercial, 11:30

    80's diet coke commercial.

  • Advert 2: Diet Coke - 11.30 Appointment

    The first of Diet Coke's adverts to feature women in office blocks looking at muscular men.

  • The Coke 11:30 Appointment

    everyone needs a 11:30 appointment your Diet Coke makes it possible

  • New Diet Coke Ad with the new Hunk!

    After much anticipation by Diet Coke fans who swooned over Lucky Vanous in the 90's ad, the hunk is back! This time he's a lift engineer and the girls spend their Diet Coke break staging a lift breakdown to get a better look.