In between raises, he started adding in the water and milk as part of his theatrical performance, but before he did, he asked the audience: “An age-old debate: Milk in first or water in first?” To which the audience shouted: “Water!”
Mr Benson said: “That’s it, you’re all true Yorkshire folks.”
He then proceeded to throw in a massive sack of Yorkshire Tea bags before being raised higher at the demand of onlookers who chanted: “Higher higher.”
They raised him higher and then he joked: “Right, who knows what public liability insurance is?” The audience laughed.
He was raised higher and as he reached his limit, he said: “We’re going to get a countdown but before we do, let’s just say this is a joyous occasion on Yorkshire Day for me to be jumping into this - the holy grail of tea. It’s York Maze Tea.
“Thank you to everybody who’s made this possible. Give yourselves a round of applause. And if it does go wrong, I just want you to remember three things: Nine Nine Nine.”
The audience laughed and all the children shouted: “Do it for Yorkshire!”
They began chanting: “Yorkshire, Yorkshire,” then counted down and he jumps into the mug of tea with a big splash.