Tom Hiddleston Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge

Tom Hiddleston's ice bucket challenge (Pic: YouTube)

Tom Hiddleston’s ice bucket challenge (Pic: YouTube)

Stop what you’re doing: stuff just got very real.

In case you’ve been away from the internet for a short while, two things have basically happened. Taylor Swift has released a video, and lots of actors have taken to having themselves filmed upturning a bucket of ice cold water over themselves, in order to raise money and awareness for charities supporting the neurodegenerative disease ALS (known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, or Motor Neurone disease in Britain.)

Bill Gates has done it. So has Robert Downey Jnr. and Chris Pratt, and the idea is, once you’re good and wet you get to nominate someone else to do it and they have to within 24 hours or… or… it doesn’t count? I’m not sure.

Anyway the very game Tom Hiddleson has done it too. Take a look, and check out who he has nominated at the end:

Evans, Bonham-Carter AND Cumberbatch…this week is going to be EXCELLENT.

Also: is that his back garden?

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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