Norwegian duct tape stunt is US hit

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Kjell Heltorp in the middle of his painful stunt. Photo: Screen Grab
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A Norwegian radio reporter’s painful duct tape stunt has been shown to millions of viewers on US TV, after it was picked up by America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Kjell “Kjellmann” Heltorp, a comedy stunt reporter for P5 radio in Bergen, wrapped himself in duct tape wearing nothing but a pair of white y-fronts as part of what he called the “Duct Tape Challenge”.

The tape was then removed to his howls of pain in a segment broadcast on his Crazy Thursdays slot at the end of last year.

"The nipples and inner thighs were the worst," he said. "Perhaps I should have trimmed a little first!"

According to an article on P5’s website, Heltorp had the idea while working in the garage with his wife.

“I was standing there with duct tape in my hand and thought ‘I could use this for something,” he said.

The next day he bought 100 meters of duct tape and carried out the stunt.

America’s Funniest Home Videos, launched in 1989, sometimes gets as more than seven million viewers. Heltorp’s video was ranked the 17th funniest when it viewed earlier this week. 



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