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We can't bear boredom! Giant teddies entertain their street during lockdown

Meet a pair who find it hard to bear being stuck indoors. This furry couple have been putting smiles on the faces of residents in their street.

Ted and Ed – two life-sized teddy bears – have gathered a following on social media after they cropped up performing a range of tasks in their owner’s front garden.

Passers-by in Stockport have been able to see them doing the housework with an ironing board and vacuum cleaner, giving Hairy Bikers-style cookery tips, camping, building and even pretending to drive their owner’s car. 

Clean fun: The two life-size teddies iron and vacuum in the front garden of the house in Stockport

The resident behind Ed and Ted’s excellent adventures, who would not be named, said last night: ‘I’m doing something to use my imagination and relieve the boredom - and hopefully put a smile on people’s faces.’

He said the different displays are planned each morning and that suggested poses are welcome – but cannot be guaranteed.

Asked whether social distancing rules apply, he said: ‘Both Ted and Ed maintain their distance from humans... and practise effective handwashing following all fan-mail handling.’

The bears are seen going off for a spin in their owner's car

Social media stars: Ted and Ed show off their culinary skills to passers-by

Back to nature: Well, a picnic in the woods is probably out of the question

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