A Midland tot
has become an unlikely internet sensation after using the curse word during the
ice bucket challenge.
Scarlett-Rose Davis begged her grandparents to let her take part in the
challenge, which is currently taking the world by storm in aid of Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
But the girl's grandmother, Carla Davis-Ball, said she
'could have died' when the tot blurted out 'f***ing hell' after the drenching.
The 40-year-old, from Coalpool
in Walsall, West Midlands, said, "I couldn't believe it when she came out with
that language. She has picked up a few bad words when we have gone out
for meals or into town. But she does know it's wrong."
Carla recorded the footage on her mobile phone last weekend
in the garden of the house she shares with her partner Stuart Ball,
Scarlett-Rose's grandad. She proudly posted it on Facebook while Stuart, 33,
uploaded it to You Tube, where it has been viewed more than 40,000 times till
The grandmother said Scarlett-Rose was dunked with warm
water from a cooking pot after nominating a young friend called Marshall to
take the challenge next.
"She had seen some of the ice bucket videos on my phone and
seen one of my friends do it," Carla said.
"She said: 'Nanny, can I do that?' It makes me so happy that
a three-year-old picked on a good cause and wanted to get involved. She knows
it's for poor people." "The reaction to the video has blown my mind," Carla
said. "My phone is on charge constantly because of all the comments we
Now the family has recorded another video, with the toddler
saying she wouldn't say such a bad word again.
Amazingly, Scarlett-Rose is not the youngest person to take
the ice bucket challenge.
A video of a seven-month-old baby having a small plastic cup
of water poured over its head was also posted on YouTube earlier this month.
However, the Challenge is now also facing criticism for becoming more about dumping ice water rather than put the
focus on spreading awareness.