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M&S fans love the hilarious new Percy Pig toy ad


Percy Pig goes for gold! Character stars alongside Tom Daley from Team GB in a "funny" M&S ad in which they dive into a pool together and wipe the towel

  • Marks and Spencer fans are thrilled with the retailer's new Percy Pig ad
  • Captures a cuddly toy shown how to dive by Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley
  • The British high street favorite shared the clip on Twitter and Instagram

Marks and Spencer fans are thrilled with the retailer's new ad, which features a giant Percy Pig cuddly toy like Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley shows how to dive.

The British high street favorite shared the clip on Twitter and Instagram tonight. Many buyers have giggled at the bright pink toy and its antics.

However, others took the ad as an opportunity to point out how difficult it was for them to find one of Percy Pig's plush toys – which cost £ 15 for a medium and £ 25 for a large one.

Tom joins Amanda Holden, Rochelle Humes, Emma Willis, Paddy McGuinness and Andi Peters to become a famous M&S Food Taster.

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Tom Daley with the character

Marks and Spencer fans are thrilled with the retailer's new ad showing a giant Percy Pig cuddly toy as Olympic gold medalist Tom Daley dives (pictured)

The British high street favorite shared the clip on Twitter and Instagram tonight. Lots of shoppers giggle at the bright pink toy and antics (above).

The British high street favorite shared the clip on Twitter and Instagram tonight. Lots of shoppers giggle at the bright pink toy and antics (above).

"See that on a loop #goldforPercy," wrote one impressed viewer while another said, "This is so funny".

A third called for "more Percy content," a fourth joked, "Percy really showed (Tom Daley) how it was done."

At the beginning of the clip, the toy can be seen preparing its diving movements out of the water – while Tom watches anxiously while the character keeps falling over.

At the beginning of the clip, the toy can be seen preparing its diving movements out of the water (above).

At the beginning of the clip, the toy can be seen preparing its diving movements out of the water (above).

While Tom (pictured) watches fearfully as the bright pink, beloved character keeps falling over

Tom watches the character try out his diving moves

While Tom (pictured) watches fearfully as the bright pink, beloved character keeps falling over

The duo are then captured en route to a 10-meter diving board before jumping to the swimming pool holding hands at London's Aquatic Center (pictured).

The duo is then captured en route to a 10-meter diving board before jumping towards the swimming pool while holding hands at the London Aquatic Center (pictured).

The duo are then captured on a 10-meter diving board before jumping to the swimming pool holding hands at the London Aquatic Center.

Percy's first TikTok, where the character worked in a boardroom and motivated his team, currently has more than 300,000 views.

This second clip was posted with the headline: 'Pigs May Not Fly, But Can They Dive? We couldn't be more excited to find out and announce the newest member of the M&S Food team: Tom Daley.

Reaction: Fans of the brand were quick to praise the clip, saying how funny they found the advertisement tonight

Reaction: Fans of the brand were quick to praise the clip, saying how funny they found the advertisement tonight

Others, however, used the ad as an opportunity to point out how difficult it was for them to find one of Percy Pig's plush toys - which cost £ 15 for a medium and £ 25 for a large one

Others, however, used the ad as an opportunity to point out how difficult it was for them to find one of Percy Pig's plush toys – which cost £ 15 for a medium and £ 25 for a large one

"Stay tuned for more of Tom and his very crushable dive buddy Percy Pig."

However, some took the ad as an opportunity to share their disappointment at not being able to find one of the cuddly toys – which were reportedly already sold out.

One unimpressed Twitter user said, "At least Tom can get his hands on one that's so hard to find."

The teddy is based on M & S & # 39; s famous Percy Pig Sweet, which was originally released in 1992 and now sells over 400 million each year.

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