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Is this the real 'Frostbit boy'? We interview Ruairi McSorley about the 'mad craic' of internet stardom

Be sure to watch right to the end of our video where Ruairi shows he is also a man of musical talent

By Gary Grattan

Is this the real 'Frostbit Boy'?

"Sure it's mad craic altogether!"  - that's what schoolboy Ruairi McSorley thinks about all the media attention his brief interview on a local news bulletin has caused.

The UTV clip of the 18-year-old from the small village of Park in Co Londonderry sharing his thoughts about his ‘mather’(mother) making him go to school despite the snow and on the chill in the air he adds in his strong accent, “Oh God you wouldn’t be long getting frostbit,” became an overnight internet sensation.

The Belfast Telegraph caught up with the wannabe comedian and impersonator when he joined women from Park Luncheon Club.

"I didn't know we were going to be on the television at all. We just jumped out of the car when we saw the UTV van and asked them could we scowl about the snow and they said that would be 100 per cent," he said.

Ruairi has filmed footage of himself doing impersonations of Daniel O'Donnell and Agnes Brown (Mrs Brown's Boys) and posted them on the internet - but it didn't get off to a great start as his mum made him take them down.

He said: "The mother wasn't too happy with that to start with.

"My mother was in the shop when she heard two oul' biddys saying' 'did you hear about that young boy McSorley on the internet?'

"Me mother went home and does this googling and finds it and she's mad, saying "I don't want our furniture on the world wide web!'"

"Imagine, humble beginnings," he added.

Ruairi also talks about his ambitions to have his own TV chat show 'with a difference'.

And be sure to watch right to the end of the video where Ruairi shows he is also a man of musical talent.

Further reading

'Frostbit boy' goes viral after his hilarious take on TV weather report


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