His madcap and thought-provoking videos have given him a big following online.

Student Shayan Shayegani, 22, who is studying drama at the University of Huddersfield, loves nothing better than springing up on unsuspecting members of the public.

Persian-born Shayan, who moved to Huddersfield from London eight months ago, wants to bring a bit of fun into people’s lives.

Earlier this year Shayan – known as Speedo Shy – teamed up with pal Lee Marshall, alias DiscoBoy, to perform an impromptu rave on the check-outs at the Asda store in Huddersfield.

DiscoBoy, alias Lee Marshall (right), and Speedo Shy rocking the check-outs at the Huddersfield Asda

The duo, wearing only swimming trunks and hats, “made some noise” at the tills before being shown the door by security.

Shayan, who goes around the country making his videos, has also been back in Huddersfield in the last few weeks, with a more serious message.

Starting off in St George’s Square, he went around the town speaking to homeless people about what they wanted in life.

Their needs were simple with one man saying all he needed was a lighter. Others pleaded for a home of their own and a job.

Watch the video here.

Video thumbnail, Speedo Shy talking to Huddersfield people about what would make them happy
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“I have been making videos for two years,” said Shayan. “I want to become an actor and this gives me an opportunity to show what I can do.

“I just want to give people a laugh and put a smile on their face.”

Student Shayan Shayegani, alias Huddersfield prankster Speedo Shy.

Shayan mostly gets a positive reaction from his ‘victims’ but once had a knife pulled on him in St Peter’s Gardens in Huddersfield town centre, known locally as Pigeon Park.

In another Huddersfield town centre stunt he jumped into the back of a black Mercedes parked on the roadside and was forced to flee chased by three men, one brandishing a wrench.

“It’s only a prank,” he screamed, as the attackers glared down the camera lens.

Confrontations are an occupational hazard for Shayan who said: “Sometimes things do go wrong. These people must not be too happy with what is happening in their own lives.”

Shayan has 74,000 followers on Facebook and 49,000 on You Tube.

He can be found at www.facebook.com/SpeedoShy/