Trump Is Edenbridge Celebrity Guy

2 November 2016, 11:27

Donald Trump has been chosen as the inspiration for a 36ft (11m) effigy at this year's annual bonfire celebrations in Edenbridge.

The massive steel framed figure, which is seen holding the head of his rival Hilary Clinton and dressed in shorts with images of Mexican men emblazoned on them, will be set alight on Saturday

Organisers say the US Presidential candidate was the overwhelming choice for this year's celebrity effigy.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society spokesman Jeni Fox said: "We were spoilt for choice in terms of potential contenders with a shortlist of around 10 potential runners but the people's choice stole the vote.

"We are literally helping Trump to live out his own catchphrase 'burn it down' by exploding the 11m effigy as the opening act for our fireworks display.

Other names which had been in the frame were Sir Philip Green following the scandal involving BHS, sacked England football boss Sam Allardyce, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and X Factor contender Honey G.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society has been poking fun at the famous and infamous for more than 20 years by building and exploding a huge effigy alongside the traditional figure of Guy Fawkes.

Last year a model of scandal-hit former Fifa president Sepp Blatter was burned at the event. In previous years Cherie Blair, Katie Price, Wayne Rooney and Russell Brand have also had the dubious honour of being the celebrity guy.