Daisy May Cooper and Jack Whitehall bring Oxford Street to a standstill as they film Christmas advert in January

Daisy May Cooper and Jack Whitehall brought Oxford Street to a standstill as they filmed a Christmas advert in London on Saturday.

The actress, 37,  joined former Bad Education star Jack, 35, for the night shoot which saw them don festive gear whilst driving in a London cab.

The former This Country star is seated in the front of the vehicle and Jack is in the back, but  the pair weren’t actually driving and were instead raised up on a platform.

The heavy logistics of filming meant that the TV stars caused an obstruction that blocked the famous shopping street for two hours.

Little is known about the project – including which brand is at the centre of the advertisement . 

Daisy May Cooper and Jack Whitehall brought Oxford Street to a standstill as they filmed a Christmas advert in London on Saturday

The pair donned festive gear whilst sitting in a black London cab for the upcoming festive advert

The pair donned festive gear whilst sitting in a black London cab for the upcoming festive advert

The logistics of filming meant that the famous shopping street was brought to a standstill for two hours as they were filmed in a black cab

The logistics of filming meant that the famous shopping street was brought to a standstill for two hours as they were filmed in a black cab

But former Masked Singer contestant Daisy could be seen wearing a Santa hat and Christmas jumper as she took on the role of a London cabbie.

Jack’s look was a bit more downplayed as he sat in the back of a cab, with only a grey jumper on display as he prepared for a closeup shot. 

Just before last Christmas, Daisy revealed she was suicidal before meeting her new partner Ant, following the breakdown of her two-year marriage with ex Will Weston.

She told Fabulous magazine: ‘Going to rehab was the best thing I did. ‘I just felt really lost and said to my agent: “I need a break from everything.”

‘So I went there and now I want to write a film about it, because it was extraordinary.

‘Addicts are some of the most interesting, funny, smart, creative and loving people I’ve met in my life.’

Daisy, who has had a dramatic weight loss journey since giving up alcohol, explained she would drink to feel less ‘anxious’ in social situations.

She added: ‘But I’d get such crippling hangover anxiety, I’d feel suicidal the next day.’

Daisy said giving up alcohol meant she could spend more quality time with her children Jack and Pip, who she shared with ex Will.

The star credited her new man Ant from Bristol for being ‘the sweetest, kindest, most chilled-out man’ she had ever met.

Daisy wore a patterned Christmas jumper and Santa hat for the festive shoot, but little is known about the project

Daisy wore a patterned Christmas jumper and Santa hat for the festive shoot, but little is known about the project 

Jack was seated in the back of the black cab in considerably less festive attire than his co-star

Jack was seated in the back of the black cab in considerably less festive attire than his co-star

Daisy wasn't actully driving the car and the pair were instead sitting on a raised platform whilst they did the shoot

Daisy wasn’t actully driving the car and the pair were instead sitting on a raised platform whilst they did the shoot 

The former This Country star plays a London cabbie in the festive ad, which is due to air later this year

The former This Country star plays a London cabbie in the festive ad, which is due to air later this year 

 

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