John Lewis' Christmas jingle comes from a much-loved reality TV star

The much-anticipated John Lewis 2022 Christmas advert, titled 'The Beginner', has finally won. This touching ad tells the story of a man trying to master skateboarding before the arrival of his adopted daughter, who loves skateboarding. Despite falling many times, he refused to give up and eventually learned a few tricks and sprained himself. The footage ends with the man and his partner welcoming their adopted daughter to her new home, where they immediately bond over skateboarding.

John Lewis is famous for his covers of famous songs in Christmas adverts. In 2010, Ellie Goulding covered Sir Elton John's hit "Your Song," while in 2013, Lily Allen sang a version of Keane's "Only a Place We Know." This time, American singer and actor Mike Geier covers Blink-182's 1999 classic "All The Small Things" and it works like magic.

Gale, 58, has had a long career in the music industry. In the 1990s, the singer was part of the band Kingsized, a tribute band to Elvis Presley. But he's best known for playing his alter ego, a brooding clown performer called "The Puddle Pity Party."

In 2017, he was a quarterfinalist on America's Got Talent as Puddles, performing Sia's hit song "Chandelier" in his first audition. Gale also guest-starred in an episode of "Roseanne" spin-off "The Conners" and performed in a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Fans of the show can stay up to date on the official Puddles Pity Party Instagram profile.