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Phillip Schofield’s We Buy Any Automotive substitute Mufasa’ stars in ad

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The brand new We Buy Any Automotive advert minus Phillip Schofield after he was dumped from the lucrative campaign has been released.

It was confirmed in September that This Morning presenter Phillip’s contract with the brand was allowed to lapse amid the fallout from widespread claims that he and his co-host Holly Willoughby jumped the 14-hour queue to see the Queen lying in state following her death.

This week, a recent advert featuring TikTok creator Mufasa, real name Jeff Obeng, was was released, with the social media star showing off the dance moves which made him right into a viral sensation with 928,000 followers, with Phillip not featuring in any respect.

All change: The brand new We Buy Any Automotive advert minus Phillip Schofield after he was dumped from the lucrative campaign has been released

Within the promo, Mufasa is seen wearing the identical brightly colored shirt and red shorts he sported in his original viral TikTok video. 

The clip opens with him sitting in the driving force’s seat of a vehicle, with an unidentified passenger saying: ‘Mufasa, you understand you sold the automotive, right?’

The passenger then breaks right into a tune, singing: ‘Just sold my automotive to We Buy Any Automotive,’ to Mufasa’s 2019 adaptation of MK’s remix of the Nightcrawlers’ 1992 hit Push The Feeling On.

Gone: It was confirmed in September that the This Morning star's contract with the brand was allowed to lapse after five years as the face of the company in a reported £1million deal

Gone: It was confirmed in September that the This Morning star’s contract with the brand was allowed to lapse after five years because the face of the corporate in a reported £1million deal

Mufasa then jumps out of the automotive and dances in view of the passenger, in a moment harking back to his original video.

A source previously told The Sun of Mufasa replacing Phillip within the ads: ‘Mufasa is just what the brand must inject some energy into the adverts after the backlash following ‘queue-gate’.

‘The hope is that a TikTok star can even appeal to a younger audience.’

New star: This week, a new advert featuring TikTok creator Mufasa, real name Jeff Obeng, was was released

Latest star: This week, a recent advert featuring TikTok creator Mufasa, real name Jeff Obeng, was was released

Born to perform: Social media star Mufasa is seen showing off the dance moves which made him into a viral sensation with 928,000 followers in the ad, with Phillip not featuring at all

Born to perform: Social media star Mufasa is seen showing off the dance moves which made him right into a viral sensation with 928,000 followers within the ad, with Phillip not featuring in any respect

Mufasa shot to fame together with his TikTok co-star Hypeman, real name C.T. Moody, following the 2019 release of their adaptation of MK’s remix of the Nightcrawlers’ 1992 hit Push The Feeling On. 

The video, which saw Mufasa jumping out of his automotive to bop alongside it, went viral in 2020 at the peak of the worldwide pandemic and sparked an enormous following with the likes of Kanye West and Katy Perry copying the viral dance. 

Ghana-born Mufasa, who now lives in Virgina within the US, told Metro.co.uk last yr that he had no idea the video would turn out to be such a sensation.

Eye-catching: In the promo, Mufasa is seen dressed in the same brightly coloured shirt and red shorts he sported in his original viral TikTok video

Eye-catching: Within the promo, Mufasa is seen wearing the identical brightly colored shirt and red shorts he sported in his original viral TikTok video

Busting some moves: Mufasa jumps out of the car and dances in view of the passenger, in a moment reminiscent of the controversial viral Kiki Challenge

Busting some moves: Mufasa jumps out of the automotive and dances in view of the passenger, in a moment harking back to the controversial viral Kiki Challenge

‘It happened in 2019 and we were doing videos identical to that,’ he explained.

‘After we got to the situation we did not have anything planned. I did not have any dancing planned and he did not have the slogan planned.

‘We only did two or three takes after which we were just going to select the very best one. We just thought it might be a video we had done, a pair of guffaws, however the response we’ve got is mindblowing.’

Hit: Mufasa shot to fame with TikTok co-star Hypeman, real name C.T. Moody, following the 2019 release of their adaptation of MK's remix of Nightcrawlers' 1992 hit Push The Feeling On

Hit: Mufasa shot to fame with TikTok co-star Hypeman, real name C.T. Moody, following the 2019 release of their adaptation of MK’s remix of Nightcrawlers’ 1992 hit Push The Feeling On

Success: Mufasa has previously collaborated with major brands such as FootLocker and ASOS

Success: Mufasa has previously collaborated with major brands resembling FootLocker and ASOS

He first danced alongside a automotive to Cardi B’s ‘Drip’, and the artist posted the video to her own Instagram but its his 2019 video which has seen him land lavatory money deals and his huge following. 

His now iconic ‘Obang’ dance move has been seen on the Super Bowl field and copied by 1000’s.

Mufasa has previously collaborated with major brands resembling FootLocker and ASOS. 

WHO IS MUFASA? 

Born in Ghana, the content-maker now lives in Virginia within the US. 

Mufasa, who’s real name is Jeff Obeng, saw his video profession began in 2018. 

He first danced alongside a automotive to Cardi B’s ‘Drip’, and the artist posted the video to her own Instagram.

Alongside his TikTok co-star Hypeman, real name C.T. Moody, Mufasa released an adaptation of MK’s remix of the Nightcrawlers’ 1992 hit Push The Feeling On in 2019.

The star is seen getting out if his automotive and dancing alongside it, to the lyrics: ‘It’s Friday then… it’s Saturday, Sunday what’.   

His now iconic ‘Obang’ dance move has been seen on the Super Bowl field and copied by everyone from Kanye West to Katy Perry.

He has previously collaborated with major brands resembling FootLocker and ASOS. 

 

 

Phillip has appeared in countless tongue-in-cheek ads for We Buy Any Automotive since striking a take care of the corporate in 2017. 

Nonetheless, We Buy Any Automotive, which purchases second hand vehicles for money, was amongst several brand’s teased within the wake of the ‘queue-gate’ scandal, with memes changing their branding to We Jump Any Queue shared widely on social media.

Holly and Phil were the topic of online abuse within the wake of the claims and a petition to have the duo fired from their lucrative presenting roles was circulated online.

In September, a source told The Sun: ‘Next week they’re [We Buy Any Car] shooting a recent campaign and he’s [Schofield] not involved in it.’

‘There’s clearly a sense inside the company that he’s just not the proper fit for the longer term and his contract can be allowed to run out. 

‘It has been a really successful partnership but it surely’s time for a change.’

A spokesperson for webuyanycar told MailOnline: ‘Webuyanycar and Phillip Schofield agreed earlier this yr that the webuyanycar/Phillip Schofield campaign would come to an end in 2022, having worked together for over five years. 

‘The choice was made prior to any recent stories regarding Phillip.’

MailOnline contacted a representative for Schofield for comment.

Viral star: Ghana-born Mufasa, who now lives in Virgina in the US told Metro.co.uk last year that he had no idea the video would become such a sensation (pictured in the original video)

Viral star: Ghana-born Mufasa, who now lives in Virgina within the US told Metro.co.uk last yr that he had no idea the video would turn out to be such a sensation (pictured in the unique video)

Online star: 'When we got to the location we didn't have anything planned. I didn't have any dancing planned and he didn't have the slogan planned,' he explained

Online star: ‘After we got to the situation we did not have anything planned. I did not have any dancing planned and he did not have the slogan planned,’ he explained

Queue-gate: Phil and his This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby have been battling a huge backlash for apparently skipping the line into Westminster Hall to pay respects to Her Majesty

Queue-gate: Phil and his This Morning co-star Holly Willoughby have been battling an enormous backlash for apparently skipping the road into Westminster Hall to pay respects to Her Majesty

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