A video of a mother painted blue and dancing beside a car to viral song Baby Shark has been viewed more than four million times.
Ashleigh Waller, 23, from Hartlepool, County Durham painted herself blue, created a fin out of her son’s school letter and put on children’s armbands before performing the children’s song.
The challenge has seen people from across the globe dancing and singing along to the song and posting the hilarious videos on social media.
Ashleigh Waller, 23, from Hartlepool, County Durham, dressed up as a shark and filmed herself dancing to the Baby Shark song
The catering assistant was delivering pizzas when she decided to buy blue craft paint and dress up as a shark
Miss Waller, who is mother to four-year-old Travis, was in the middle of delivering pizzas when she stopped on the street to film the dance on Sunday.
The catering assistant said she spontaneously decided to film the video which shows her dancing to the music while walking alongside a car.
Miss Waller said: ‘I was delivering pizzas and I went into the shop next door to get some paint. It wasn’t even face paint it was craft paint.
‘You can imagine how hard it was to get off. It was in my hair line for days!
The mother-of-one filmed posted the video to Facebook which has now had thousands of views
Miss Waller, who is mum to Travis, four, found her son’s school leter in the glove box and folded it to make a shark fin
‘I had one of the bairns school letters in the glove box so I folded that over to make a fin and I nipped home to get my son’s arm bands.
‘I painted my face and everything blue, then put the fin and arm bands on.
‘When I returned to the pizza shop the owner, who I was covering a shift for, asked why I was blue.
‘The paint came off two days later. I had to have a good few baths before it came off.’
The mother says her son was ‘giggling his little head off’ at the sight of her song the dance dressed as a shark
Miss Waller was encouraged by her friends and her girlfriend Jasmin Langley, 21, to carry out the challenge after viewing Facebook videos of other people completing it.
She said: ‘I thought I can’t just do the challenge simply, I will have to go all out.
‘My son thinks I am crazy. He was in the back of the car when I was filming the video. I was looking at him and he was giggling his little head off.
‘He loves a good dance and a sing-song, my little lad. He watched the Baby Shark challenge on YouTube and Facebook.
‘My phone has been off the hook since Sunday. I’ve had people requesting to follow me and sending me messages.
She has had messages from all over the world telling her ‘how great it is’ and her phone has been ‘off the hook’
‘I have had messages from people in Australia, Africa and America saying how great it is.
‘My nana rang me yesterday and said it was the best laugh she had had in years.
‘I put it on as a daft video for my friends and family to laugh at and it’s gone crazy! I never expected it to be viewed so many times.’
The Baby Shark song first took off in 2014 in Indonesia and has recently taken over the internet with people attempting to do the dance moves.
A builder had viewers in hysterics after he was filmed performing a dance to the song and using his saws as the shark’s jaws.
Dale Carter, from Dunfermline, Fife, can be seen walking across the room and opening and closing the saws in time to the children’s song.
Scottish rugby player Gordon Reid has also joined in on the craze and filmed himself on a bus with fellow players as he performed his own interpretation of the dance.
Scottish rugby player Gordon Reid joined in on the craze and filmed himself doing his interpretation of the dance to the viral song
He posted the video of him in a bus with fellow players and said his daughter ‘loves’ the song
He tweeted: ‘Forgot to put this one in the player cam. The boys loved it.
‘My little girl loves this song.’
Many are combining the dance with Drake’s My Feelings challenge which sees people do jump out their moving car and dance along with the door open.