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Man lies in bath of baked beans in Croydon's Bad Apple to raise money for Beat Bullying

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A ONCE bullied schoolboy took an unusual stand against his tormentors – by lying in a bath of baked beans on a night out.

Rikky Ellcox, who admitted snacking on the tub's contents during the four-hour feat, carried out the challenge at the Bad Apple on Friday.

The 25-year-old, who donned a pair of cartoon pants for the stunt, told the Advertiser: "I saw someone do it on TV once and since then I always wanted to do it. It was pretty weird but definitely an experience I would recommend.

"I love cold beans anyway so I have to admit I was snacking from the bath. It felt like sitting on play dough. By the end of the night everyone could smell me but thankfully I got used to it.

"I'd like to do it again but maybe with some different food."

The stunt was one of a number Rikky is planning to carry out over the course of the year to raise money for Beat Bullying.

"I was bullied and it had a big effect on my whole life," he explained.

"Beat Bullying is such a great charity and I wish I'd known about it when I was younger. I don't want other children to have to go through what I went through, which is why I decided to try and raise some money and give something back.

"Plus it was an excuse to get into a bath of baked beans."

Rikky, who filled the bath with 25 tins of beans, raised £254.96 from donations. He will be undertaking even more challenges in the future, to continue his fundraising efforts.

Earlier this year Rikky was auctioned off at a cabaret variety show called Sacrebleu at Fairfield Halls. The challenge resulted him cleaning the winning bidder's kitchen in a onesie.

Man lies in bath of baked beans in Croydon's Bad Apple to raise money for Beat Bullying


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