Aldi has teased its iconic Christmas ad on social media today (6th November) - featuring an all-new animated banana character called Ebanana Scrooge. However, it doesn’t feature Kevin the Carrot, the loveable character who has taken centre stage in the last five Christmas campaigns.

Created by McCann UK, the new 20-second clip shows a child Ebanana patiently waiting for Santa, snuggled up next to a mince pie in front of a roaring log fire on Christmas Eve.A mystery hand then appears and takes the mince pie, leaving the banana behind - at which the upset Ebanana cries, ‘Santa, wait…why didn’t he take me?’Just before the teaser clip fades, Ebanana jumps up and angrily declares, ‘I hate Christmas…’ - leaving viewers wondering what happens next in this festive tale.

The full ad will be revealed across national TV and online on Thursday 11th November.