CONGRATULATIONS DAWN AND CHRIS!
Irish actor Chris O’Dowd took a leaf out of Zoe Saldana’s book and used the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to announce he and his wife Dawn O’Porter’s exciting baby news.
Speaking to the camera Chris first completes his own challenge, with a very high-pitched squeal might we add, before giving his nomination, starting with best pal Richard Ayoade and excitedly ending with… Baby O’Porter??
The camera than pans to a ready and waiting Dawn who is proudly showing off her bump and happily accepts the nomination by emptying a cup of water over it.
Well, that is certainly one way to mix up the bog standard Ice Bucket Challenge video, isn’t it?
Speaking of bogs.
Matt Damon also put an unsual take to his nomination.
The actor was nominated by his best friend, Ben Affleck, among others but took a while to come back with the goods, and it turns out there was a reason why.
Matt is the co-founder of water.org and seemed to be having a bit of an internal battle between wanting to take part in the challenge and not wanting to waste perfectly good water.
To empty a bucket of TOILET WATER over his head – we’re not even kidding:
You have to admire his dedication to the cause!
Sinitta is also among the newest stars to get in on the act and she enlisted Simon Cowell (WHO ELSE?) to do the honorary bucket emptying.
We can’t really hear ANYTHING that she says due to the fact that it casually takes place on a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean, but we can most certainly hear her screams.
As though he is conducting some kind of weird medieval torture, Simon seems to take GREAT pleasure in pouring the ice cold water down his former girlfriend’s back as slowly as possible in order to prolong her pain.
Sinitta later wrote on Twitter: “Mr Nasties longest icebucket torture Ever”, and we have to agree.
Although surely the fact that she is stood in a hot tub kind of defeats the point ever so slightly?
Finally – apart from not actually because there will no doubt be another million of these videos before the day is out – Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews also got in on the cause.
The toff posted a very long essay to the Daily Mail to include some tips and advice on how to conduct the perfect Ice Bucket Challenge, saying: “If you are thinking of doing this challenge then please do it properly.
“Pick a container large enough to bathe a small child. There needs to be much more than a couple of pints of freezing cold water – please note Simon Cowell and Stacey Jackson – perhaps you would both care to do it again?
“Bill Gates and David Beckham did much better – both chose very decent sized containers of chilly water.”
Eek, don’t let Spencer Matthews, Ice Bucket Challenge Patrol, see Baby O’Porter’s input…
Spencer nominated his Made In Chelsea cast mates Hugo Taylor, Caggie Dunlop, and Lucy Watson and ended on the rather poetic note: “It’s not the first time I’ve had a cold drink thrown over me, as viewers of Made In Chelsea will know, but this time at least it was for a good cause.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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