Millionaire Martial Artist Comes Face To Face With His Former Bully

A bully and his victim were reunited on This Morning earlier today. And if that isn't awkward enough for you, the victim is now a multi-millionaire martial arts expert who built his business up off the back of years of torment. Ooof, take that.

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Matt Fiddes came face-to-face with the former bully, who he says picked on him for two years, from the age of five, but rather than show any anger or animosity towards Anthony, he actually praised him for being brave enough to come on the show.

If you've ever been bullied, Matt here is basically living out your dream situation, isn't he? Meeting up with the bully years later when you're a multi-millionaire - and nails from years of martial arts. The best most of us can hope for is that they'll step on a plug.

Appearing on the show to talk to Holly and Phil about how a 'school bully made him a millionaire', Matt said the bullying 'started a fire in him', and he developed an interest in martial arts as a way of coping with the torment.

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He eventually went on to become Michael Jackson's bodyguard, before opening up a string of martial arts school across the globe.

He told the hosts that he's developed a programme which has 'saved a million children from bullying'.

HIs success meant that he could drive up to his former school and show his old careers advisor his brand new Ferrari, which he managed to splash out on aged just 21, to show off after she told him he would be foolish to try and make a career from martial artist.

"To be fair to her, she was proud of me," he said.

Then, Holly and Phil welcomed his former bully Anthony to the sofa, with Matt commenting: "He's a real man for doing this."

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Before Anthony gave a bit more detail about their shared past, he said: "Yeah, yeah, it was all five-year-old stuff, pushing him in the queue for the milk.

"I was overwhelmed about what Matt had said about me, to be honest."

It's then that Matt pipes up to say 'this is awkward'. Yeah, pretty much.

Good on Matt for being so open about what he's been through and what drives him, though.

And you really have got to give Anthony some credit for having the balls to come on national telly and admit to what he did as a child - even if he did seem to remember it quite differently to Matt.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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