Actor Ricky Tomlinson is starring in the Christmas TV campaign from home, garden and leisure retailer The Range. The ad, which started this week, also features a cameo role from colourful owner and founder Chris Dawson, who plays a store manager.

Dawson, who was born on Christmas Day, said: “The ads are designed to show we have something in-store for everyone.”

There are four 30-second spots showcasing furniture, kitchen, seasonal and toys in a bid to position itself as a one-stop Christmas shop.