X Factor star Harvey Mills under fire for urging fans to dig holes

X Factor star Harvey Mills under fire for urging millions of fans to dig deadly deep beach holes

  • Harvey Mills and his twin Max came second on The X Factor: Celebrity in 2019
  • Has faced criticism after posting a video on social media standing in a deep hole
  • The clip, seen by three million, comes after coastguards warned against craze
  • A man was killed in New Jersey in May after his 7ft deep hole collapsed in on him

Teen idol Harvey Mills has found trouble in spades after urging his millions of fans to dig deep beach holes.

Harvey, 19, who has 12.7 million TikTok followers, posted a video showing him digging and then putting a ladder down a hole.

His clip, seen by three million, follows coastguards warning youngsters against the craze, which killed a man in New Jersey, USA in May when his 7ft hole collapsed.

A fan pointed out the tragedy to Harvey, an X Factor Celebrity finalist with his twin in 2019.

He responded: ‘They probably didn’t have hard hats on.’


X Factor Celebrity finalist Harvey Mills has faced criticism after posting a video showing him digging a deep hole after coastguards warned against the craze, which killed a man in New Jersey, USA in May when his 7ft hole collapsed

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Representatives for Harvey did not respond to a request for comment.

But a Cornwall Coastguard spokesman appealed for no one to copy him.

‘If you dig a hole so deep that your head is barely poking out or burrow into a sand dune, you could be putting your life at risk,’ he said.

‘If it has taken you three hours to dig a hole, that’s how long it might take someone to dig you out.

‘The deeper you dig, the more danger there is of a hole collapsing inwards.’ 

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