The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Manchester – and it’s very soon Daisy Jackson
The arrival of the Coca-Cola Christmas advert is always the klaxon to suggest that the festive season has properly arrived – and the iconic truck is going on tour.
It was announced last week that the big festive truck would be visiting cities around the UK this winter.
But the exact locations and dates are finally being revealed.
The fizzy drink giant has been drip-feeding its upcoming tour dates and has at last announced when it will roll into Manchester.
The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is set to park up in our home city on Friday 2 December – so it’s not a lot of advance warning.
It will be at Asda Sportcity, just north of the city centre.
The truck is on a mission to visit as many cities around the UK as possible as part of ‘The Magic of Giving’ Christmas campaign.
There’ll be a ‘magical winter market’ setting with activities, festive food huts, an ‘elfie selfie’ photo opportunity and a chance to purchase personalised Coca‑Cola Zero Sugar and Coca‑Cola Original Taste.
Every visit made to the Coca‑Cola Christmas Truck will also help to support people experiencing food poverty, with the brand working with FareShare.
It will be donating the equivalent of up to 100,000 meals to those in need throughout the festive season.
Coca-Cola is also collaborating with the Royal National Institute of Blind People and NaviLens to make its Christmas packaging accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
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Laura Moon, senior brand manager at The Coca‑Cola Company, Great Britain, said: “Coca‑Cola has always been synonymous with Christmas, particularly the iconic Truck Tour and Holidays Are Coming advert. This year, the magic of Christmas is needed more than ever, and we are excited to bring back our famous truck tour to fans nationwide.
“We’re also extremely pleased to continue our relationship with FareShare and for every person that visits the Truck Tour, we’ll donate the equivalent of a meal on their behalf, supporting those most in need this festive season.”
The dates confirmed so far are:
- November 25 – Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent
- November 26 and 27 – Sainsbury’s, Beckton
- November 29 – Farmhouse Inns, Glasgow
- December 1 – Wembley Park, London
- December 2 – Asda Sportcity, Manchester
- December 8 to 10 – Dublin
- December 16 and 17 – Belfast
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Matt Hancock has been paid £45k to go on SAS: Who Dares Wins before I’m A Celebrity stint Daisy Jackson
Matt Hancock appears to have become a bit of a reality TV star after it’s emerged that he’s also been paid £45,000 for an appearance on SAS: Who Dares Win.
The politician, who was suspended as an MP for his recent stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here will be back on our screens showing once again that he’s a ‘human’ next year.
The former health secretary has declared the £45k payment today in an update to the MPs’ Register of Interests.
It’s understood that he filmed an episode of the Channel 4 series before he flew out to join celebs including Boy George and Jill Scott on ITV’s show in Australia.
Unlike Hancock’s most recent reality TV run, the SAS: Who Dares Wins episode was filmed while parliament was in recess, between 24 September and 8 October.
The show puts both famous faces and ordinary contestants through a mock-special forces training expedition.
Their mental, emotional and physical strength is tested through challenges like cold-water swims, abseils, marathon hikes and interrogations.
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Hancock is expected to face his peers for the first time since going on TV when he returns to parliament on Wednesday.
He eventually placed third in I’m A Celebrity, losing out on the crown to Jill Scott MBE and Owen Warner.
He was greeted as he left the jungle by Gina Colangelo – their affair led to Hancock’s resignation after footage emerged of them kissing while Covid restrictions were still in place.
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