Retailer John Lewis has finally dropped its highly anticipated Christmas advert for 2022. 

Focusing on bringing awareness to children in care, a soon-to-be foster parent learns how to skateboard to help their foster child feel welcomed. 

With a heartwarming message throughout, the advert is backed by an acoustic cover of the hit punk rock band Blink 182's All the Small Things. 

The song is performed by Mike Geier, an entertainer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who is joining stars including Lily Allen, Tom Odell and Ellie Goulding in the John Lewis advert fame. 

Who is John Lewis Christmas singer Mike Geier? 

Originally from Philadelphia, the singer is now based in Atlanta Georgia and has gained fame through his clown-like alter ego named Puddles Pity Party. 

The 58-year-old is 6ft 8 inches tall and is most known for his irreverent, melancholy style of performing, which focuses on mixing comedy, mime and audience participation with his baritone song covers.

Geier shot to fame in 2013 when he recorded a cover of singer Lorde's song Royals. 

Now the clip has been viewed more than 30 million times with Lorde saying it was her favourite cover of the song. 

He has since toured internationally and later participated in the 12th series of America's Got Talent and reached the quarter-finals. 

Back in January 2019, Geier as his clown persona Puddles, began a headline act residency residency at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.