Les Dennis does the ‘nice bucket challenge’ as Corrie character Mavis Riley

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: