WATCH: Teesside pensioner features in hilarious Aldi spoof of John Lewis Christmas advert

The Aldi ad
The Aldi ad

A Teesside pensioner is returning to Aldi stardom in the budget supermarket's spoof take on the John Lewis Christmas ad

Jean Jones became a TV sensation in 2011 after declaring her love of gin in an advert for Aldi in 2011, and is now coming back to our screens.

The great-grandmother , who grew up in Middlesbrough , features as a “Christmas friend” to cheer up a lonely old man on the moon.

The advert, a cheeky take on John Lewis’ heart-tugging commercial , opens with the man comparing the price of telescopes at John Lewis and Aldi, before he is spots Jean flying across the sky in an armchair held aloft by a bunch of balloons.

Jonathan Neale, joint managing director of corporate buying at Aldi, said: “Jean quickly became a national treasure for her love of our Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin when she first appeared on screens in 2011.

“We’re confident our customers will be excited by her return this Christmas .”