Thursday 22 February 2018

Laughs a plenty for ticklish car

Mr Tickle just the car a tickle (Red Nose Day/PA)
Mr Tickle just the car a tickle (Red Nose Day/PA)

A car with a unique optional extra has hit the road to raise funds for Red Nose Day.

The world's first ticklish car has been unveiled by Toyota, with the help of Mr Men's famous long-armed Mr Tickle.

The Yaris is to attend fundraising events across the country in the run up to Red Nose Day on March 13, with comedian Lenny Henry's distinctive laugh providing the car's hysterical reaction to being tickled by members of the public.

Mr Tickle said: "I was tickled pink to be part of this brilliant idea. And thanks to my long arms and tickly fingers, I was able to help the designers add tickle-points to all those hard-to-reach places."

The ticklish car will be ready and willing to be tickled by the public in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London over the next month - but members of the public can also use their own cars to get into the charitable spirit too.

A red nose for cars can be bought from Toyota dealers for £5, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.

Press Association

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