Frostbit Boy is back as the new face of superfast broadband
Superfast talking ‘Frostbit Boy’ is now the new face of superfast broadband in Northern Ireland.
Ruairí McSorley became an internet star earlier this year after he was interviewed on the news about the snowy conditions in his native Co Derry.
His comical warning that “you wouldn’t be long getting frostbit” turned him into an overnight celebrity as millions of people viewed the video on YouTube.
It even made it on to the news channels in the US.
Now McSorley is the new face of Northern Ireland’s superfast fibre broadband, managed by BT.
He took to the streets of Belfast to challenge people to talk as fast as he does. McSorley asked people to read a tricky tongue twister as fast as they could, and anyone who could say it faster than him had a chance of spending a day driving a Formula One car.
When asked about his latest role, McSorley said: “Sure it is well known that you won’t be able to find a speedier talker than me so I am only delighted to help spread the word and tell the good people of Northern Ireland all about superfast broadband.
“And sure the mother herself is only thrilled to be seeing my smiling face on all of those there buses and billboards!”
“The good news is that most people in Northern Ireland can get fibre broadband already and all they have to do is visit nibroadband.com and double check to be sure to be sure if it is available in their area. Then you won’t be long waiting on that there Kate Winslet in the Titanic downloading or to be chatting to the cousins in Australia on that there Skype!”
Take a look at the video below, and see if you can work out what the actual words are in the tongue twister.
Here is a video of McSorley being interviewed earlier in the year, about the reaction to his Frostbit comment.