Is THIS the first look at the John Lewis Christmas advert? Kent residents claim the top secret TV spot was filmed on their street after spotting a camera crew and fake snow
- Residents of Orpington, Kent, think the John Lewis advert was filmed there
- Spotted a crew decorating houses and covering a roundabout with fake snow
- Camera operators were also seen filming child actors getting a ball out of a tree
- John Lewis declined to comment and said the advert will remain a surprise
It is one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the festive season, and now social media users believe they’ve had the first early glimpse of the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Residents of Orpington, Kent, claim the TV spot was filmed on their road after houses were decorated in twinkling lights and a local roundabout was covered in fake snow.
TikTok user @mlockers shared a clip of film crew hard at work, adjusting lights as they filmed a ‘snow’ covered tree in the middle of the roundabout.
Residents of Orpington, Kent, claim the TV spot was filmed on their road after houses were decorated in twinkling lights and a local roundabout was covered in fake snow
Part of the road was blocked off to allow the film crew to work in Orpington, Kent
Another resident told the Daily Star that he had seen two child actors, a boy and a girl, trying to get a ball out of a tree, giving perhaps the first hint about what the advert will be about.
He said: ‘It was really impressive, they made the area look like Christmas time.
‘They covered the big tree in snow to make it look like Christmas. The little girl and the little boy were looking up at the tree and throwing an umbrella to get it down.’
The resident said production teams had covered nearby properties in decorations, as if Christmas was in full swing.
TikTok user @mlockers shared a clip of film crew hard at work, adjusting lights as they filmed a ‘snow’ covered tree in the middle of the roundabout
John Lewis has not commented on whether the filming was linked to its TV advert or released any further details.
The Christmas advert has become one of the hallmarks of the festive season for many Brits and often sparks hoaxes or false claims about the storyline, setting or music.
Last year’s advert featured Edgar the Excitable, an accident-prone dragon, and the year before was the retelling of Sir Elton John’s life story.
One of the most memorable adverts in recent years was the tear-jerking Man On The Moon from 2015.
A John Lewis spokesperson said: ‘We are lucky enough to enjoy lots of speculation around our TV ads but we never comment because we want to keep the surprise.’
Last year’s John Lewis advert featured Edgar the Excitable, an accident-prone dragon
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