Video: I had an ice scream on the bucket challenge...

WELL I'm back after my two-week stint at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, a slightly broken woman, but what an absolutely incredible time I had.

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More than 1300 people bought tickets to come and see my show and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, wonderful feedback and standing ovations every night.

No wonder I was in floods of tears at the end of my final performance, as the whole experience was just so overwhelming.

I need to say a huge thank you to Tommy Sheppard and all at The Stand Comedy Club and to my dear friend Bruce Devlin for helping write such a wonderful show. I could not have done it without you.

During this time I did, however, receive numerous nominations for the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity that's currently dominating various social media sites with many many celebs getting involved in the hopes of raising money for a charity of their choice.

I even saw the video of Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond getting in on the act alongside Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, so I had no choice but to take up the challenge myself.

There has been a lot of debate regarding the merits of this challenge as some would say it almost defeats the purpose of charity when we are wasting gallons of water to spread awareness, especially when there are so many people in the world who simply do not have access to good clean water and so desperately need it.

I totally understand that viewpoint but after only a few weeks this internet challenge has raised a reported £15 million in the UK alone with some media reporting a world wide amount of $90 million to charity, so surely we have to focus more on the positives rather than the negatives?

I'm thinking though that people in Scotland especially must find this challenge nothing more than water off a duck's back and probably don't even refer to it as the 'Ice Bucket' but could easily get away with calling it 'Leaving the house.'

I mean let's be honest, after the recent torrential downpours we've been getting over the past while, a bucket or two over the head almost seems like the easy option.

It's been highly amusing to see all the videos online, especially the compilation of attempts that have gone disastrously wrong.

You know those videos you shouldn't laugh at but do and can't help but watch them over and over again?

And of course there are other videos like the one showing a topless David Beckham being drenched and soaked from all angles that you also watch over and over again - but instead of laughing at them you find yourself crying uncontrollably that no men currently in your life look like that big darling.

All in all any campaign or challenge that can raise such a phenomenal amount of money for charity has got to be a good thing and no doubt in a few weeks this latest craze will die out and someone out there will come up with something even more crazy than pouring ice over your coupons.

For now though you can have a good laugh and check out my attempt by clicking the link below and please don't forget to text the word ICE to 70550 and donate to MacMillan Cancer Support.

I'M honoured to announce that I've been invited back to host the Brightest Star Annual Ball again this year on Saturday September 13 at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel.

The event hopes to raise funds for the vital support network for bereaved families who have lost a child.

Arlene Clark, who tragically lost her own son Jack when he was five almost two years ago, is honestly one of the bravest, most selfless women I've ever had the privilege to meet, and works tirelessly helping other families who sadly are suffering the same unbearable loss as she herself experienced.

If you can help, donate or come along on the night to support such a wonderful cause, as I can certainly promise you that your contribution will make the most unbelievable difference to those who find themselves in such tragic circumstances.

For more information you can log onto Thank you.


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