VIDEO: Metro Salvage staff from TV show Scrappers do ice bucket challenge

Staff at Metro Salvage - stars of BBC TV reality show Scrappers - do the ice bucket challenge with a huge skip full of water

Staff at Metro Salvage - stars of BBC TV reality show Scrappers - do the ice bucket challenge with a huge skip full of water

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THE TV stars in the scrap yard at Metro Salvage have proved a hit on social media — after being soaked by 150 litres of freezing water tipped out of a skip.

Staff at the yard took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — and then had to queue for their wages wet through.

The lads nominated Bolton celebrities Peter Kay, Vernon Kay, Sara Cox and Big Brother winner Helen Wood after the drenching.

The video of the skip being tipped on to the staff has already attracted more than 53,000 hits and 400 likes on Metro Salvage’s Facebook page.

Yard manager Lee Tuff said: “There were a couple of people asking us on Twitter to get it done and it was my idea to use the skip.

“We did it just before we left work on Friday so people had to wait for their wages freezing cold.”

He added: “We’ve had that much interest in the challenge. Hopefully, someone will show it to the celebrities.

“Hopefully they will take us up on it.”

The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a worldwide phenomenon and donations from participants are funding research into motor neurone disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis as it is known in the United States.

Bolton X-Factor contestant Laura White, who came eighth in the show in 2008, has also completed the challenge, posting a video on her Facebook account, and opted to donate to her chosen charity, the Cats Protection League.

Metro Salvage owners Terry and Lyndsay Walker and their varied members of staff are currently appearing every Friday in BBC1 documentary Scrappers, with the fourth instalment hitting our screens this week.

On the show’s impact on business, Mr Tuff added: “We’re a really busy yard anyway, but we have had a load of emails about the show since it has been on.

“I think it has come over really well — it’s all a bit of fun.”

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6:44pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Is the 150 Litres a typo?
More like 150 gallons ;)
Is the 150 Litres a typo? More like 150 gallons ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Wed 27 Aug 14

BIG ERN says...

TV stars.... Really....?
TV stars.... Really....? BIG ERN
  • Score: 7

8:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

Has anybody ever shopped there?
You pay and get a bit of paper and told to see one of the lads, then they don't have the part and won't refund, but they will give you a credit note and ask you to come back as they are due that part tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has anybody ever shopped there? You pay and get a bit of paper and told to see one of the lads, then they don't have the part and won't refund, but they will give you a credit note and ask you to come back as they are due that part tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! mr.mark.c
  • Score: 8

1:30pm Thu 28 Aug 14

RogerDT says...

mr.mark.c wrote:
Has anybody ever shopped there?
You pay and get a bit of paper and told to see one of the lads, then they don't have the part and won't refund, but they will give you a credit note and ask you to come back as they are due that part tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
as I've said before, there's some intimidating lads working there ....
[quote][p][bold]mr.mark.c[/bold] wrote: Has anybody ever shopped there? You pay and get a bit of paper and told to see one of the lads, then they don't have the part and won't refund, but they will give you a credit note and ask you to come back as they are due that part tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]as I've said before, there's some intimidating lads working there .... RogerDT
  • Score: 4

11:20pm Thu 28 Aug 14

BrendanJabbers says...

Er...there's one guy there who was supposedly sacked for drinking on the job. No wonder he seemed so unconcerned when he was sacked! The whole thing is a load of contrived codswallop.
Er...there's one guy there who was supposedly sacked for drinking on the job. No wonder he seemed so unconcerned when he was sacked! The whole thing is a load of contrived codswallop. BrendanJabbers
  • Score: 6

1:10am Fri 29 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

LOFL, well done to a collective of unemployable misfits, thieves and vagabonds.

Pay before you see the goods? I think not!

What make me laugh about it is how they refer to the 'glamourous wife' of the owner, as the voiceover from Sally Lindsay says and the BBC's write up about the programme. Glamourous??? 'kin glamourous??? Who is pulling whose chain here?

None of them could lie straight in bed, even their ex-prison beds. And I'm not just talking about the blokes in that yard either.

It's scallywag central, keep well clear.
LOFL, well done to a collective of unemployable misfits, thieves and vagabonds. Pay before you see the goods? I think not! What make me laugh about it is how they refer to the 'glamourous wife' of the owner, as the voiceover from Sally Lindsay says and the BBC's write up about the programme. Glamourous??? 'kin glamourous??? Who is pulling whose chain here? None of them could lie straight in bed, even their ex-prison beds. And I'm not just talking about the blokes in that yard either. It's scallywag central, keep well clear. wsw69
  • Score: 8

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