VIDEO: The First Broadchurch Cast Ice Bucket Challenge

Joe Sims, star of Broadchurch and Little Red Hen Videos have posted the first Broadchurch Cast Ice Bucket Challenge.

Taking part in today's challenge were Joe Sims, Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, Jodie Whittaker, Carolyn Pickles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tanya Franks and previously unannounced cast member Meera Syal. The cast nominated series creator Chris Chibnall, producer Jane Featherstone and the casts of Call The Midwife and Critical for the next challenge. The Broadchurch cast and crew were nominated by their own Director of Photography, Jon Conroy.

Andrew Buchan undertook out his own solo soaking, nominating Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith and one of his old university friends for the next round.

Joe has also promised that more Broadchurch cast will be added to the challenges in the coming days - and there are, as you will have noticed, some significant absences...

The phenomenon of the Ice Bucket Challenge serves to raise awareness and funds in the fight against  the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or Motor Neurone Disease in the UK.  Jonathan Bailey spoke out on behalf of one of his own friends, Gordon Aikman, aged 29, who recently discovered that he has Motor Neurone Disease and does not have long left to live. He asked for donations to be made to Gordon's page which raises funds for MND Scotland

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You can also donate to the ALS Association of America here

Watch the video here: