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Watch World's Strongest Man Lift BBC Presenter Over His Head In Weird Interview

Claire Reid

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Watch World's Strongest Man Lift BBC Presenter Over His Head In Weird Interview

How amazing would it be being World's Strongest Man? Imagine never struggling to open a jar of peanut butter or being able to get all the shopping from the car in one go.

Or, lifting BBC Breakfast presenters over your head like it's nothing:

Credit: BBC Breakfast

Eddie Hall, the current reigning World's Strongest Man, was chatting to hosts Dan Walker and Louise Minchin when they flashed up a video of him lifting up two men. Dan decided he wanted a go and asked if he would give it a shot.

Eddie was more than accommodating, although he added: "I think we should've practiced this beforehand, eh?"

Of course, lifting Dan was a piece of piss for Eddie, who can deadlift a record-breaking 500kg.

It wasn't such a smooth experience for Dan, though, who complained off a 'pulled groin' afterwards. Jesus.

If lifting Dan wasn't weird enough for you, he was also asked to fold a frying pan - which he did with ease, by the way.

I mean, of course he did. He's the World's Strongest Man; he's actually the first British man to hold the title since 1993.

The 29-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, faced off against loads of other men who were also built like brick shit houses, including Hafþór Björnsson, the Mountain from Game of Thrones, who was the runner up or first loser, if you prefer.

When Eddie spoke to SPORTbible earlier this year, the obvious question of 'what the fuck do you eat, man?' came up.

Credit: BBC Breakfast

"It's a pretty simple diet, a balanced diet," he said. "A good mix of proteins, fats and carbs. It's just four times the amount - if you have a bowl of porridge for breakfast, I'll have a bucket. Those are the kind of extremities you go to.

"You have steak and chips for dinner, I'll have two steaks and two portions of chips with a cheesecake for pudding. You've got to get the volume in there, not only to maintain the size but get bigger as well. I've never skipped leg day, not from day one."

So now you know.

Featured Image Credit: BBC Breakfast

Topics: UK News, Weightlifting, TV and Film, BBC, Eddie Hall

Claire Reid
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