Coronation Street star Les Dennis has done the Ice Bucket challenge in character as Mavis Riley.

The challenge involves tipping a bucket of icy water over your head to raise awareness for ALS, the US charity that supports research into motor neurone disease.

Les posted a video on Twitter of himself dressed in a wig, skirt, pink apron and earrings on the famous cobbles outside the Kabin newsagent – in homage to shopworking busybody Mavis, who appeared in the ITV soap from 1971 to 1997, played by Thelma Barlow.

Les said: “For all wanting to see Mavis in the Kabin here’s my re Nice Bucket Challenge.”

Watch it here: