Grinch driv­ing Christ­mas...

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DID you see him? This is bus driver Steve Bru­ton – bet­ter known as the Grinch.

Driv­ing the X1 NAT Group ser­vice around Cardiff, Steve painted him­self green and went all out on his cos­tume, com­plete with furry green hands and trousers.

It took 61-year-old Steve, from Llan­rum­ney in the cap­i­tal, an hour to get ready on Fri­day be­fore work.

But Steve, who’s been a bus driver for more than 10 years, says it’s worth it just to see the re­ac­tion on cus­tomers’ faces.

“I’ve been do­ing it now for a few years and I love it be­cause it puts peo­ple in the Christ­mas spirit,” Steve said.

The idea of dress­ing up as The Grinch all started when Steve went on a stag do and cov­ered him­self in green paint. It’s grown since then.

“I bought some green fur from Cardiff Mar­ket and stuck it to trousers to make it look like I’ve got green furry legs, my T-shirt for a furry body, my arms and onto some gloves to make my­self some gi­ant Grinch hands. It cost me around £25 all to­gether. Bar­gain!

“It takes me around half an hour just to do my face paint,” Steve said.

“How peo­ple man­age to wear makeup ev­ery­day is be­yond me.”

A num­ber of other driv­ers on the NAT ser­vices also donned fes­tive cos­tumes this week – in­clud­ing a num­ber of Santa driv­ers and elves.

Bus driver Steve Bru­ton as the Grinch

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