A Worsley lad has turned his passion for cleaning into a successful business with the support of his local community and a few famous faces.
15-year-old Zykiah Ditchett from Boothstown showed an interest in cleaning from a young age, but after concerns were raised by loved ones over his “constant” cleaning at home, he was eventually diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) at aged 13.
To help nurture his love for cleaning, but in a bid to get him outside more, Zykiah was given a car valeting set for Christmas.
He soon began to use his kit to clean relative’s cars for just £5 each time, but after he discovered his passion had a chance of becoming a blossoming business, Zykiah – who is a pupil at Culcheth High School, in Warrington – asked if he could clean neighbour’s vehicles too, and so his mum, Jo Ditchett, reached out to the community by posting to a local Facebook group to see if anyone was interested.
And the community showed up in style.
Jo asked those who want their car cleaning leave their vehicle outside the family home, and just hours after the post went live, dozens of cars lined the quiet street to show their support.
After a successful start to life for Zykiah’s venture – named Dirt2Clean Manchester – it didn’t take long for local Boothstown pub Coal & Cotton to offer him a permanent base to work from at weekends after reaching out to the family saying they were “really impressed” by his work.
Now, two years on, Zykiah’s business is booming like never before and has even attracted the custom of plenty of famous faces, with the youngster cleaning the cars of huge stars including current and ex-Manchester United players Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, and Scott McTominay, as well as former-Love Island contestants like Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, and plenty of other big names.
“Anyone who has a high-performance car comes to him, but he does all cars, and he’s all self-taught too – he’s never done a course, he’s done it all online, and has designed his own flyers.
“A lot of young lads message him asking how he started.”
Jo continued: “He had a bucket and sponge for the whole year before he knew how to use a valeting kit [and] he went on Instagram and YouTube, or any channel he could to watch the process.”
Zykiah hopes to one day own a car valeting company in his own name, with branches right across the UK – but for now, his family feels “so proud” of where he is at.
Jo concluded: “We support him fully – we know he’s going to do well and continue.”
You can find out more about Dirt2Clean Manchester here.
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Trailer released for new Netflix drama series starring Michelle Keegan airing in the new year
The first trailer for a new Netflix show starring Michelle Keegan and Joanna Lumley has now been released.
In case you hadn’t heard, the highly-anticipated new crime drama show, which is titled Fool Me Once, is an adaptation of Harlan Coben’s popular novel, and is set to air on the streaming service as soon as 2024 arrives.
But now, the release of the first trailer has proved it looks brilliantly binge-worthy.
The eight-part series follows Manchester-born actress Michelle Keegan’s character, Maya Starn, who is a former special ops pilot struggling with the tragic murder of her husband, Joe, who is played by Richard Armitage.
Detective Sergeant Sami Kierce, who is portrayed by Adeel Akhtar, conducts the investigation into Joe’s death while wrestling with his own hidden truths.
Things start to get interesting though, when she observes via the nanny cam her supposedly deceased husband playing with their baby daughter in her own home.
Meanwhile, Maya’s niece and nephew embark on the journey to seek answers about their own mother’s murder which took place months ago.
But one question remains – could the two mysteries be related?
The first trailer for the show was released by Netflix at the end of last week, and it showcases a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
The streaming service has unveiled a selection of first look images, showcasing a star-studded cast with the likes of Dame Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, Adeel Akhtar from Sherwood, Emmett J Scanlan from Peaky Blinders, and Dino Fetscher from Paranoid.
Filming took place in Yorkshire, where production crews were spotted in the Burdock Way area near the centre of Halifax, but Michelle Keegan was also spotted filming in Manchester city centre back in May.
Fool Me Once will air on Netflix in the UK on Monday 1 January.
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Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.