A TEN-year-old boy is set to be the star of a new McDonald’s TV advert.
Thomas Moss is due to hit the small screen in September and will be advertising a new limited edition food for the burger chain.
The theme of the advert is based in the 1950s, and features an American family being transported through time.
Thomas plays a paperboy and will be seen throwing a newspaper down a residential street. Thomas, of Newcome Road, Kingston, who goes to Isambard Brunel Junior School in Wymering Road, said: ‘It was really fun to take part in the advert.
‘I had to ride a bicycle down a street and also throw a newspaper as I was a 1950s newspaper boy.
‘We had to do about 11 takes as they wanted to film it from different angles.
‘They then chose which one they thought was the best.
‘It’s the first time I’ve ever done something like this.
‘I had a lot of fun.’
The family did not have to fly over to America to film the scene – instead they were much closer to home as the advert was shot in Pinner, Hertfordshire.
Mum Tammy Jones, 34, said: ‘It was a brilliant day and they treated Tom like a star.
‘The first day of filming got cancelled because of the weather.
‘But it was alright for the second day.
‘Tom has been with Bizzykidz agency and they were the ones that contacted us to ask if we would be interested.
‘We said yes and that’s how we came to do the advert.
‘Everyone’s been really excited for him and now we can’t wait to see his debut on the telly.’
The new mystery food item will be unveiled in September.
Jenny Martin, spokeswoman for McDonalds, was keeping tight-lipped on the product.
She said: ‘We have a new product being launched in September.
‘A television advertisement will be running from September 6, to mid-October.
‘I cannot say what the new item is, people will just have to wait and see.’