SOUTH Shields singing star Joe McElderry took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.
The 23-year-old X Factor, Popstar to Operastar and The Jump champ braved the cold as a bucket of icy water was poured over him.
Joe, from Westoe, South Shields, then nominated his manager, band and crew that work with him on the road to take on the challenge and make a donation to the charity.
Also dubbed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the stunt was started to promote the ALS Association which raised money for research and patient services as well as promoting awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as motor neurone disease.
People taking part in the challenge are also encouraged to make a donation to the charity.
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