The star of an iconic Cadbury advert has revealed the shocking truth behind her envious performance in the brand’s famous ‘eyebrows’ ad.
Georgia Wake starred in a 2009 Cadbury ad that depicted two siblings sitting in a photographer’s studio waiting to have their portrait taken. When the photographer leaves to answer a phone, the children break into a choreographed eyebrow dance.
The confectionery giant sparked a conversation about the childrens’ ‘unique’ ability to ‘dance with their eyebrows’ at the time – with millions fascinated by the distinctive talent.
However – Wake recently revealed that she had conned the audience for years and her ‘eyebrow dance’ was simply edited on.
‘When you lie to the nation about your eyebrow talent,’ she said in a clip.
She also added, ‘Who remembers this iconic advert? How times change. Nine-year-old me was thriving.’
Thousands were shocked that one of the legendary noughties ads was simply the work of video editors.
‘This advert had me in a chokehold, I finally learnt how to raise an eyebrow each – it only took me six years to master it – and now to find out I was living a lie,’ one said.
‘I was desperately trying to keep up every time the ad came on,’ a woman wrote.
‘This ad was my childhood – I was waiting for you to recreate it!’ another said.
‘Oh my god I remember this so clearly – everyone at school tried to do it,’ one added.
But some were suspicious all along.
‘When I went to Cadbury world as a kid they told me it was tape and clear wire,’ a woman shared.
‘I just watched the ad again and it’s so painfully obvious that it’s edited,’ another added. ‘I never thought anything of it until just then.’