The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video we’ve all been waiting for has arrived at long last - with Victoria Beckham finally caving in and taking the plunge.
Over the past few days we’ve been bombarded with footage of the world’s most famous people soaking themselves in freezing cold water, all in the name of raising awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known in the UK as motor neurone disease.
We’ve seen Bill Gates do it. Yawn. We’ve had The Biebs. Meh. We’ve even had Oprah bloomin' Winfrey soaking herself, and it was alright… but I’m sure we can all agree that Posh Spice is the Ice Bucket Challenge video we’ve all been looking forward to.
We first grew hopeful that the fashion designer and former Dane Bowers collaborator might cave in and chuck a load of ice over herself, when her husband David whipped his top off and took on the challenge himself earlier in the week.
Unfortunately, he didn’t nominate Victoria, and neither did any of her sons when they shared their own videos. This made us worried… had she specifically asked them not to? Would the sight of Victoria submerged in freezing water - the very image that was getting us out of bed every morning - never come to fruition?
And then something wonderful happened. We already knew Eva Longoria was a gift from the gods, thanks to her work on ‘Desperate Housewives’ and her Academy Award-worthy Magnum adverts, but she outdid herself when she nominated Victoria to do the Ice Bucket Challenge.
On Tuesday Victoria tweeted to let us know her video was coming, the little tease, but refused to tell us when…
Since then, we’ve barely slept, we’ve barely eaten, we haven’t even been able to concentrate on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, all we’ve been able to think about was when the glorious video of Victoria Beckham covered in ice was going to bestowed upon us.
And then, on Thursday night, the world stopped turning for a brief moment. Victoria took to Twitter, and gave us a little gift. And it was better than we could ever have imagined.
Thanking Eva Longoria for her nomination - we’re sure Mel B, who also nominated Victoria, was thrilled about that - we then saw Victoria nervously waiting for her family to cover her in water.
And, finally, the moment arrived. The squeal. The wet hair. The crawling along the floor for just a brief second before the camera is turned off. It’s all so perfect.
Watch the video for yourself, in all its glory, here: