Kevin the Carrot is back for more yuletide fun and games for Christmas 2019! He’s back and better than ever, in The Greatest Showman role. We warn you the song that accompanies him is an an ear-worm, you’ll be singing for days!
The first airing is tonight at 5.30p.m on on ITV. The humble carrot stole the heart of the nation when he first appeared in the Aldi Christmas advert, back in 2016. Overcoming adversity each year, as a nation we’re gripped by what’s next in store for Kevin the Carrot.
One year he was almost eaten by Rudolph, but made a lucky escape. The following year he was pelted with peas, and there was a brief moment we thought he was done for. But thankfully he was well, he found even true love with Katie the Carrot and had a family of his own. Last year we has the cliff hanger, literally, as he was hanging off a cliff.
This year he’s back and very well. For Christmas 2019 he is, quite literally, running the show…
The 70-second film follows on from Aldi’s Christmas teaser, which aired last Friday. We saw Kevin in hot water with an angry mob of brussel sprouts. New character Russell Sprout (brilliant), and his gang of ‘Leafy Blinders’, are trying to prevent Kevin and his family of carrots stealing the show as the star Christmas vegetable.
This year’s advert begins with the sprouts gathering round Kevin to teach him a lesson. They’ve heard he’s planning on putting on a massive Christmas show and they want to put a stop to it.
We see Kevin tied to grater, as fate worse than death for a carrot. Russel takes aim and fires a tomato at the defenceless star. Luckily for Kevin the tomato in question is Tiny Tom who helps to set him free so the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ show can go on.
Kevin sings to to us, ‘Let me entertain you’, as Aldi give Robbie Williams’ famous song a complete rewrite.
‘We’re all thrilled to see Kevin back on our screens again, getting up to his usual tricks,’ says Sean McGinty, Marketing Director at Aldi UK.
‘Kevin’s popularity grows every year and he’s becoming something of a national treasure! Kevin’s magical Big Top is the perfect environment to showcase the amazing quality of the Aldi Christmas range of food and drink this year.’
Watch the Aldi Christmas 2019 advert here…
We were rooting for Kevin the Carrot for Christmas 2018
Last year’s adventure starts with Kevin the Carrot at the wheel of a large delivery truck. He’s hurtling along, no doubt trying to make all the carrot deliveries in time for Christmas.
While out in the snow, in his rather familiar looking festive truck (cough, cough), he runs into danger! He’s hit by falling snow, causing him to swerve. Narrowly missing the trees and skids on the ice. The next minute he’s precariously perched off the side of the road.
The doors dramatically fling open – there’s a danger of losing the contents of the van, which curiously appears to be only carrots?!
We had the cliffhanger! Would he be rescued in time? Would the people get their carrots? Or would the carrot cargo meet an untimely end?
We though he’s got to make it out, right? What about Katie the Carrot and the young baby carrots? Aldi had us hooked, making us wait for a second instalment a week later. og the darama. Thank goodness this year we can rest easy knowing all is well with our favourite carrot family.
Here’s a look at Kevin’s adventures from Christmases past…
Not knowing if Kevin would be ok be followed #savekevin in anticipation.
Oh how we love Aldi for giving us Kevin the carrot.