Frost bit! UTV star Ruairi McSorley does ice bucket challenge

A Co Derry teenager whose comment about being “frost bit” going to school saw him become an internet sensation risked being frost bit all over when he accepted the ice bucket challenge.

Park lad Ruairi McSorley’s short warning about the dangers of frost-bite in the current wintry weather conditions went viral around the world, being viewed over one million times.

Ruairi McSorley

Ruairi McSorley

The 18-year-old is an impressionist and comedian although he does speak with the thick rural accent which has seen him shoot to online fame.

Speaking about his fame, he said: “I seen it all over the internet, surely. I thought I would have been just talking about it to a few auld ones outside of the chapel but sure there you go.

“There’s millions and millions of views. From America and all over - even Japanese. There’s a GAA Club in Tokyo who were on to me and everything. I might have to take a wee run out there to give them a wee visit. Sure, I’ve a cousin once-removed lives out there. There’s not too many boys in Park Village with cousins once-removed in Tokyo.”

He named most of his cousins when nominating people to take up the ice bucket challenge before getting the freezing water poured over him, as well as prominent members of the local clergy.

The video is published with his kind permision.