And finally… Construction worker recreates advert for charity and now he feels epic

A construction site manager has become an internet sensation for his parody video of Money Supermarket’s ‘Epic Strut’ advert.

Gavin Levitt, who lives in Inverkip, decided to recreate the video to boost his fundraising efforts for charity Children with Cancer UK as he prepares to run in next month’s London Marathon.

The 37-year-old promised to make his own version of the hit advert if £1,000 was raised within a month. That figure now stands at well over £2,000.

And as extra punishment, the father-of-one had to endure a leg wax before the video was made.

“I was trying to think of a really fun but stupid way to fundraise,” he said. “So I dreamed up this to try to encourage my friends to help me raise £1,000 in a month.”

“Obviously I didn’t think we would, but my friends got into the spirit and even promised an extra £500 if I had a full leg-wax.

“It was the most expensive leg-wax anyone has ever had and definitely the most painful, but it is all worth it as we have managed to raise a lot of money for a worthwhile cause.

“I had a little trouble sourcing a pair of size 11 high heels at first, but I got there in the end thanks to eBay.

“And last Monday, my friends and I went down to just near the London eye and recreated the clip, with all the dancing and bending and strutting.

“Lots of tourists and passersbys stopped to join in and had a good laugh, but I think I walked better in those heels than some women can.”

The video sees Mr Levitt strutting in tight shorts and high heels in London to the Pussycat Dolls hit Don’t Cha.

Mr Levitt’s rendition has caused such a storm that American actor Michael Van Schoik, who played the role in the original advert, met Mr Levitt this week to share his wisdom on the perfect strut.

The clip, which has been shared on Facebook and uploaded to Youtube has since become an overnight hit.

“I don’t mind looking like a bit of a fool if it raises some money,” he added.

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