Hemel Hempstead’s ‘bollard man’ made it into a list of top 50 web fails on the Channel 4 show Rude Tube, which takes viewers on a countdown of the web’s most popular video clips.
Sunday’s programme - Rude Tube: World of Fail - featured ‘the most gigantic fails on the worldwide web’ according to presenter Alex Zane.
Coming in at number 23 was Ricky Aldridge’s stunt, which saw him filmed while trapped inside a ‘keep left’ traffic bollard in Hemel Hempstead’s town centre.
He told the show: “I was wondering what was going on around me. I couldn’t see anything and everything was kind of muffled so I was wondering what people’s reactions were going to be.”
Eventually a police officer came to Ricky’s aid and helped to free him from the bollard.
Ricky, who featured in the film with pal Sonny Mayo, said: “He just wanted the bollard back afterwards which was fine by us. I had had enough to last a lifetime.”
The prank, captured on video and posted on YouTube in June, attracted 156,000 hits and ‘bollard man’ has even been featured in a Dacorum Borough Council-commissioned graffiti mural on the side of the Volunteer Centre’s Roundhouse in Marlowes.
Ricky told the show that his advice to anyone who finds themselves trapped inside a bollard is: “Keep calm and keep left.”