The Derbyshire Times can reveal the identity of the Chesterfield groom-to-be who was stripped to his pants by his pals then stuck to traffic lights in a wacky stag do prank.
Drivers were left baffled when they pulled up at the lights in Hazel Grove, Stockport, to see Lee Forrester strapped to the metal pole with duct tape and cling film.
The outlandish stags – who were travelling from Chesterfield to Manchester at the weekend – enjoyed a pint in a nearby Wetherspoons pub as onlookers photographed their friend in his patterned pants.
Snaps of the smiling groom appeared on social media throughout the afternoon.
Lee was attached to the post for half an hour with his hands behind his back before his mates eventually put him out of his misery.
The 41-year-old, of Cornwall Drive, Grassmoor, will marry his fiancée Collette Whiteley in June.
Speaking on Wednesday morning, he said: “I think I’ve just about recovered.
“It was one of the best weekends I’ve had – it was such an amazing laugh and I’d like to thank all the lads for making it so great.
“I’ve got to hand it to them, they pulled a good stunt in Hazel Grove.
“There were loads of cars going past with people winding down their windows – some looked amused, others looks completely puzzled. I had a smile on my face, though.
“The boys strapped a Kopparberg to me so at least I wasn’t thirsty.”
Thirty-seven-year-old Collette, who has been with Lee for 17 years, added: “It’s hilarious.
“To be honest with you I was expecting worse pictures from the weekend.”
After Lee was released from the traffic lights, the 13-strong group travelled to Liverpool where they forced him to dress as John Lennon, complete with a miniature guitar, during a night out in the city.
Then, while nursing a hangover on Sunday morning, Lee was painted blue and made to dress as a Smurf for the remainder of the party, which ended in Birmingham.
Lee’s best man Matthew Wyatt said he had been planning the prank for a long time and was feeling “pretty smug” that it had caused such an online stir.
The lads arrived back in Chesterfield on Monday after their banterous weekend.