AS mascots go, they don’t come any hotter than this fella right now.
Boiler Man has lit up the Hawthorns this season, stealing the headlines from Baggie Bird on match day by warming up the crowd before kick off.
He made his debut on the opening day defeat to Bolton and¬†caused a frenzy on social media with football fans around the globe calling him the greatest mascot ever.
Belonging to Hull-based company Ideal Boilers, who now sponsor the Baggies, SunSport decided to explore¬†the phenomenon further.
We spent time with the combi boiler, in a nicely heated room, to talk about his new-found fame.
Boiler Man admitted he’s loving the acclaim and is oblivious to any rival fans insults. He’s also recorded two dance routines that he prays will get him noticed by Strictly Come Dancing producers…
“I‚Äôm really warming to it. The fans have been amazing, even the away supporters – they‚Äôve been great since day one when the Bolton contingent were asking, ‚ÄėWhat the hell is that?‚Äô
“I think that‚Äôs what they were saying anyway.”
“So yeah, the club captain Crisp Burnt (better known as Chris Brunt) set me up for that didn‚Äôt he?
“At first, I thought ‚ÄúThe Heat is On‚ÄĚ which has always been a favourite but was a bit predictable.
“Then I thought about ‚ÄėLight My Fire‚Äô but I wasn‚Äôt going to do that with James Morrison in the room.
“Eventually I settled for ‚ÄúHot, Hot, Hot‚ÄĚ as a tribute to Burnty.”
“We‚Äôre pretty cool with each other, but I think he is getting a little jealous of my reputation as the greatest mascot the world has ever seen.
“I mean, even Peter Crouch thinks so.”
Name: Boiler Man.
Age: It says twelve years on my warranty.
Favourite films: Lord of the Gas Rings, Hot Fuzz and Heat.
Favourite artist: 50 Cent-igrade
Holiday destination: I don‚Äôt go on holiday, I work all year round.
Reach him at: @IdealBoilerMan (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
“Who wouldn‚Äôt? I mean, I just gave the Bolton fans a wiggle of my bum and the next thing I know it‚Äôs gone viral.
“Now I‚Äôve been on BBC Breakfast, The Last Leg and Soccer AM. It‚Äôs been fantastic.
“I‚Äôve also made news stories across the world. I‚Äôve got fans in New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, France and of course Boilivia.”
“Harry who? I‚Äôve not met him yet.
“To be honest, I just concentrate on my own game and don‚Äôt worry about what the opposition does.”
“When I was in Norwich, a few people said, ‚ÄėWhy is there a washing machine walking about?‚Äô That put me in a spin.
“My favourite chant was when our fans were calling for me to be brought on as a sub.
“Albion fans are regularly saying I could play for the away team, so they obviously rate me.”
“Call this cold? You‚Äôre talking to someone made in Hull. Now that‚Äôs cold!
“And anyway, breaking down just isn‚Äôt in my nature.”
“Why would I want to be anything else but a boiler?
“You mean like a vac? A dishwasher? That‚Äôs just dirty work.”
Well, I‚Äôm made of steel.
“So if they start chucking cabbages at me, it‚Äôs not going to cause a problem.”
“It‚Äôs been difficult for me because there‚Äôs a lot of ‚ÄėBoilerettes’ who are just interested in me because of my flame.
“But there is a foxy little immersion heater who works on match days who I‚Äôve got my eyes on.”
“Funny you should ask.¬†I‚Äôve just recorded two goal celebration gifs when I‚Äôll be unveiling my versions of the floss and dab.
“I‚Äôm not one to blow my own flue but . . . well, my agent is expecting a call from Strictly.”