A CLARETS fan living in New York has joined an internet celebrity craze where people pour buckets of ice cold water over themselves for charity.

Dan Bentley, who moved to the United States a year ago, was filmed doing the challenge with his wife Kari on the roof of a building overlooking the city.

The former St Theodore’s and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) student can be seen wearing his claret and blue shirt but was speaking in an American accent during the video.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge sees people nominate each other to pour a bucket of ‘freezing’ cold water over their head to help raise awareness and funds for motor neurone disease, also known as ALS.

The summer craze has been hailed as a huge success by the charity.

Earlier this week, the ALS Association announced that it had received £9.3m in donations since June – compared to £1m during the same period in 2013.

Chelsea captain John Terry used the away dressing room at Turf Moor to join in with the fundraising craze that is sweeping the nation.

In a video, posted online, Terry was filmed in his shorts in the showers at Turf Moor after Monday night’s 3-1 victory for his side in Burnley’s return to the Premier League.

After thanking Stylian Petrov and Ashley Cole for nominating him, Terry pours the freezing water over himself, before nominating teammate John Obi Mikel, former teammate Ashley Cole, and his former Blues boss Rafael Benitez.

Those nominated are supposed to then film themselves having a bucket of water poured over their heads within 24 hours, otherwise they are asked to donate money to the charity.

Singer Justin Timberlake, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and model Kate Upton have also taken part.