A VIRAL internet sensation took to the streets of Glasgow to spread a little early festive cheer to Evening Times readers.

Oli Keenan wowed social media with his terrifying impression of IT's killer clown Pennywise on Halloween.

But the talented 22-year-old embraced a new character, The Grinch thanks to Fun World Fancy Dress on Pollokshaws Road and the student make-up artists from City of Glasgow college, as he dished out sweets and wreaked havoc across the city.

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He told the Evening Times: "One of the great things about doing stuff like this is I don't feel like myself anymore so I feel like you can completely do whatever you want, it's great.

"I'm a big fan of the film, it's sort of a Christmas tradition that everyone watches The Grinch - it's just class.

"Jim Carey is an absolute genius. Stuff I'm interested in acting wise is a lot of physical, voice and kind of over the top with a point behind it and that film is a showcase of it."

The Clydebank-native spent time working on the Evening Times from within our Renfield Street office, before he popped over to Cineworld to promote the new Grinch movie and met his adoring fans on Buchanan Street.


- Thanks to Fun World Fancy Dress, 350 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow, for providing Oli's outfit. For more details visit www.funworldfancydress.co.uk