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When Will John Lewis's #ManOnTheMoon Christmas Advert Be On TV? This Year, 'Gogglebox' Gets The Honour (Again!)

06/11/2015 13:09 GMT | Updated 06/11/2015 13:59 GMT

‘Gogglebox’ has been given the honour of having the all-new John Lewis Christmas advert make its debut during one of its commercial breaks.

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This is the second year in a row that the much-anticipated commercial has had its first play during the Channel 4 show, with Monty The Penguin also waddling his way into our life in the middle of a ‘Gogglebox’ episode last November.

The department store’s latest festive effort uses a cover of Oasis’s ‘Half The World Away’, performed by Swedish singer/songwriter Aurora, who follows in the footsteps of Ellie Goulding, Lily Allen and Gabrielle Aplin by having her song feature in the coveted advert.

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'Gogglebox' favourites Steph and Dom Parker

In a collaboration with Age UK, the retailer’s emotional new advert tells the story of an elderly man living on the moon, who makes an unexpected connection with a little girl on Earth.

The ad has already been lauded on social media, after making its debut online on Friday morning, with viewers praising its tear-jerking theme of loneliness among the elderly, as well as its overall message of “showing someone they’re loved at Christmas”.

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A still from the emotional ad

Last year’s penguin-themed advert was similarly critically lauded, and featured Brit Award-winner Tom Odell performing a cover of John Lennon’s ‘Real Love’.

You can watch the John Lewis’s #ManOnTheMoon Christmas advert for the first time on UK television, during Friday night’s ‘Gogglebox’, which airs at 9pm on Channel 4.

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