Door-frame climbing Sofya Dickson, three, is a YouTube sensation
A thrill-seeking three-year-old has become the latest internet star thanks to her unusual talent.
Sofya Dickson's dad Peter filmed the tenacious tot using her hands and feet to shimmy her way up to the top of a door frame in their Loughborough home, then put it on video-sharing website YouTube.
Almost a quarter of a million people have now watched the clip and Peter is getting calls from news agencies and even American broadcasters.
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He said: "I came downstairs the other day and she was climbing the door frame, trying a lot and falling down a lot.
"As a responsible parent, I got out my phone and made a video.
"She climbs up several times a day still and sometimes she can climb down, although other times she just sort of plonks to the ground.
"I put it on the internet for my sisters to watch but I work at Loughborough College and linked it to the college Facebook site.
"So then the students started watching it and sharing it."
Sofya started trying to climb up the door frame after her mum Sazrye said she used to be able to do it when she was young.
Sofya said: "I like climbing trees and that's how I learned it and I can now climb all the way up and slide down as well.
"I like it because I never did it when I was a baby and now I can.
"It's not scary. It only hurts when I fall if I don't put cushions down."
Peter, 39, said his daughter had always been fearless and energetic.
He said: "She was running around from the time she was 10 months old.
"Her two twin brothers are nearly that age now but they just sit still."
He said the video responses on YouTube, included a number of videos of adults trying to replicate Sofya's stunt without success.
He said: "I'm probably going to be open to all sorts of lawsuits."
Peter is now looking into letting YouTube put advertisements on the clip to raise money for a charity.
He said: "The whole thing's just a bit of fun and I'm surprised how popular it's been but it would be nice if it could raise some money for Sofya to sponsor a child through a charity or something.
"I don't think she understands what it means that so many people are looking at the clip. I told her that hundreds of thousands of people had seen her on the internet but she was only interested in which of her friends had seen it."
To see Sofya take on the door frame, visit: