Hundreds of barmy Brits are tuning in to watch the latest internet phenomenon – a live-streamed video of people caught red-handed fly-tipping.
Internet sleuths are glued to watching litterbugs as they dump their unwanted rubbish into a battered yellow skip in central London, which is being secretly filmed.
‘Skip Watch TV’ was launched this week after a poll of 250 British builders revealed fly-tippers using their skips was one of their biggest pet peeves.
At least 70 per cent of builders claimed to have fallen victim to having their skip filled with other people’s rubbish – forcing them to fork out cash to clear other people’s waste.
In just 24 hours, culprits dumped cardboard, a mirror and even a freezer in the skip – which is intended for the use of builders working nearby – but were unaware they were caught by hidden cameras set up outside Terry’s Cafe in Southwark.
Hundreds of people are tuning in to watch a live stream – showing people dumping rubbish into a skip (pictured are men dumping a fridge in the skip)
Internet sleuths are watching litterbugs as they dump their unwanted rubbish into a battered yellow skip in central London, which is being secretly filmed
In just 24 hours, culprits dumped cardboard, a mirror and even a freezer in the skip – but were unaware they were caught by hidden cameras set up outside Terry’s Cafe in Southwark
While other people have been filmed dumping a suitcase and black sacks full of junk.
The stream is on Fix Radio, which carried out the survey with builders. In a statement on its website, the broadcaster said: ‘Our listeners are sick and tired of the public dumping any old rubbish in their skips while working on site.
‘We recently surveyed 250 builders from across the UK and a whopping 70% of you told us that random people had thrown their litter into your skip, costing precious time and money!
‘So we’ve decided to catch the fly-tippers red handed!
‘Our Fix Radio Skip is situated in a central London location and we’re keeping an eye on it 24 hours a day to see what ends up in it.
‘Be sure to check back and see what shows up.’
Clive Holland, the host of The Clive Holland Show on Fix Radio, said: ‘Fly-tipping has serious consequences for Britain’s builders.
Others on the caught dumping their rubbish on camera including this woman who threw in two black sacks
This is the sort of image viewers tuning into Skip Watch TV are greeted to when the log onto the live-stream
Tagged as Skip Watch TV, the surreal live-stream was kick-started following a poll of 250 of Britain’s builders
‘They work all hours to help get the nation moving and the last thing they need is added disruption and having to empty a tip when they’re on site.
‘Builders are the nation’s backbone – they support us, and we should support them.’
The live-stream started on Monday and is running every day until Friday, August 11.
It’s not the first time Brits have been hooked by a bizarre live-stream.
In 2016 more than 20,000 tuned into a live feed of a people trying to negotiate their way past a giant puddle in Newcastle.
The broadcast was set up and posted to the live video streaming app Periscope.
Internet users spent two hours watching the feed, with others taking to Twitter to share how ‘surprisingly addictive’ it was.
And as darkness fell, pranksters were on hand to join in on the fun as the puddle dwindled. They were seen splashing around, posing and even doing push-ups in the remaining inches of water.
Odd: As darkness fell people were even stripping down to their underwear to do press ups in the puddle
Photographs taken this evening show two men in underwear attempting to do push-ups in the centre of the puddle, where a ‘caution’ warning sign had been put in place.
Another image shows a man spreading his arms and legs in a starfish shape.
Some locals were even captured attempting to cross the puddle on an inflatable lilo.
The bizarre footage was hailed as the ‘most English thing ever’ and was a smash hit on social media.
One person tweeted: ‘#DrummondPuddleWatch has ruined productivity today’, while another wrote: ‘This is bizarrely compelling’.
Another user, Nicola Heath, added: ‘High drama. Addictive and the Most English thing EVER. #DrummondPuddleWatch’.