Man irons on the M1

Extreme ironing fan makes the most of motorway closure.

Motorway ironing

The M1 being closed due to fire damage was inconvenient for many people, but for one fan of extreme ironing, it was clearly the perfect opportunity to indulge in his unusual hobby.

These pics show a man taking to the motorway to iron his shirt, bare-legged and wearing a dressing gown.

Extreme ironing was invented in the UK, and is described as 'the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt'.

A seven-mile section of M1 has been closed since Friday after a blaze in North London. We can't help but think the ironing would've been even more extreme had it been open.