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M&S ad brings Percy Pig to life

The M&S Christmas advert of 2021 is here! First aired Thursday 4th November, this year’s ad brings much-loved character Percy the Pig to life and reveals his voice for the first time.

Percy Pig & The Festive Fairy – Credit: M&S

Who is the voice of Percy Pig?

The all-familiar voice of Percy was confirmed to be Tom Holland, best known for playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

During an interview with Metro, he said that it took him “less than a second” to say yes to voicing Percy Pig.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Tom Holland attends the “Onward” UK Premiere at The Curzon Mayfair on February 23, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Holland said: “I’ve loved Percy Pig for as long as I can remember, and when I was asked to be his voice – his first ever voice – it took me less than a second to say yes.”

The 25-year-old said he found that getting the snort right was challenging, but hopes he did the character justice.

“I did consider asking for a lifetime supply of Percy Pigs but I figured I’ve got to save room for all of that amazing M&S Christmas food!”

Who else stars in the 2021 Christmas advert?

This advert features another big voice – Dawn French, who voices the Festive Fairy.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 06: Dawn French attends the Glamour Women of The Year awards 2017 at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Much like Holland, French took very little time before accepting her role.

During an interview with Metro, she said: “Christmas is M&S Food, isn’t it? So, when the call comes in asking you to be in the M&S Christmas ad, it’s pretty much a guaranteed yes – I mean, they are so iconic each year.

“Then when M&S said I would be the fairy on top of the Christmas tree that brings Percy Pig to life I almost fell off my chair in excitement.

“This surely qualifies as the best gig in the world, right?”

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