18 Apr 18 | I'll be part of the team presenting World's Strongest Man this Christmas
I MIGHT not be competing at World’s Strongest Man this year but I certainly won’t be far from the action.
I’m delighted to say I’ve signed a contract with UKTV to commentate on the competition, so you’ll still be able to enjoy the sight of my handsome features when the shows turn up on your TV
After two years in Botswana, the World’s Strongest Man contest this year is being staged in Manila. So at the end of this month I’ll be heading to the Philippines. It’s the first time the country has staged World’s Strongest Man and just shows the global reach of strongman these days.
It confirms what those of us in the know have been saying for years - the sport is as massive as its competitors.
The crowds are sure to be out in force for the qualifying rounds from April 28 to May 1 and then again on May 5 and 6 for the finals.
I expect there’ll be a big part of me that will wish I was up there with the guys competing. You don’t just lose that competitive spirit overnight.
But on the other hand, it’ll be nice to enjoy the show and watch for once. I’m happy to do that job – it feels like the next stage of my career. I’ve got the knowhow to pull it off – I’ve been there and done it – and I know all the technique these guys need, the aches and pains they’ll be feeling, the sacrifice and determination it takes to reach the top.
I hope also I’ve got the personality to keep you guys entertained at home!
I always loved watching Strongman as a kid and so to be part of that whole production now is a dream come true.
I’ll be bursting out of your TVs this Christmas.