A new advert for the BBC, to promote their holiday TV scheduling, features a male gay couple kissing under mistletoe. The ad feature a variety of different groups enjoying their holidays playing outside, and inside watching TV.
The ad shows the increasing use of gay relationships featured in TV advertisements in the UK. In this case the only kiss in the advert is taken by a gay couple enjoying a party under the mistletoe.
It has been well received by the public, with social media particularly enjoying the show of diversity on the BBC.
The ad was also used to tease some of the programs we can expect to see over the festive period, with Doctor Who, Bake Off and Sherlock all shown on various screens.