Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall, once the holder of the World’s Strongest Man title, may have met his toughest challenge yet – experiencing what it feels like to be pregnant.
In a new YouTube video, the boxer, 35, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, donned a fake pregnancy bump and fake breasts – bought on the internet – and spent the day as his wife, Alexandra, who’s expecting their second child, would.
The 6ft 3′ strongman, who once weighed in at 31st but is now a slimmer 25 stone, admitted he was ‘agitated’ at carrying the extra weight around with him, as he tried to carry out tasks such as the school run, doing the family shop and getting ready for work.
‘The Beast’ looked more than a little incongruous as he joined a yoga class and tried on pregnancy bras – in full view of other customers – in a lingerie department.
Hall, who previously swapped diets with his friend Tyson Fury, explained that he’d ordered the ‘super realistic’ bump – which replicated carrying a baby at 9 months – and sizeable fake boobs to try and get some insight into what it feels like to be heavily pregnant.
Big daddy! Eddie ‘The Beast’ Hall shares a photo to Instagram of him wearing the fake bump and boobs that he bought on the internet – to gain some insight into what it’s like to be his pregnant wife Alexandra
With his outfit on, the husband and wife touched bumps in their kitchen before filming them going about Alexandra’s normal routine.
Pictured floating in the bath before going to work in the hair salon where Alexandra is employed, he admitted he felt ‘agitated and so uncomfortable’.
‘It wouldn’t be too bad, but all this weight on the front of me – I’m just so agitated. I feel like a pregnant woman.’
Going to the loo while wearing the bump also proved tricky – leaving customers waiting in the salon.
Eddie was the UK’s strongest man for six years in a row and is nicknamed ‘the beast’ for his massive size at six foot, three inches and 25 stone.
He was the first Briton to win the world title since Gary Taylor 25 years earlier, competing in a number of events, including pulling a plane and carrying five Atlas Stones of various weights, up to 210 kg (463 lb).
Hall filmed a video for his YouTube channel showing him carrying out Alexandra’s daily tasks including taking their son to school, grocery shopping and working as a hairdresser
A bump off! Hall, who once weighed in at 31stone pictured showing off his own bump with Alexandra’s
Earlier this month, Hall revealed he’d won the contents of a mystery storage container after bidding £12,500 for it at auction.
He explained how he was encouraged to bid for the storage unit by a friend who discovered it once belonged to a jeweller.
Filming outside the Adam Partidge Auctioneer and Valuers in Macclesfield, Eddie said: ‘I’ve got a tip-off from a pal that there’s a container on auction today and it belonged to an old pal of his who was an old jeweller.
However, Eddie’s bargain hunt got off to a rocky start after he accidentally knocked over a Victorian cut glass vase in the auction house and had to pay out £1,000 in compensation.
Earlier this month, Eddie revealed he’d spent £12,500 on a mystery container at an auction in Macclesfield
He and his friend Paddy found two safes inside the container, inside which they found coins and a diamond ring
But he eventually secured the container for a total of £12,500 which was delivered two days later to a car park in Stoke-on-Trent.
After successfully winning the item at auction, Eddie then had to spend several hours breaking open the container to discover its unknown contents.
With the assistance of his friend Paddy, the pair had to take a trip to buy some bolt cutters and a crowbar before they could open up the container.
While sorting through the contents, Eddie explained: ‘My mate told me this guy put all his stuff in the container to move…and then ended up going into a home because his mental health deteriorated.
‘Whilst he was in a home he died, so this is one of his containers…and this is the one on a certain plot of land that was rumoured to have some safes in.’
The pair unpacked sofas, a television and a fire extinguisher before hitting upon the two locked safes.
After piling up the furniture, Eddie discovered the safes contained gold coins and a diamond ring as well as a 2008 Bentley car – estimated to be worth £40,000.
After making use of a sledgehammer and a series of drills, they resorted to running the box over with a tank and drilling it with a digger. This is how they uncovered what appeared to be 12 gold sovereign coins inside.
In the second safe, the pair discovered a five pound coin from the 1970s and a penny, before they finally found a diamond ring.
They also discovered a 2008 Bentley at the back of the container, which they estimated would sell for the most money of all the discovered items
The car was in good condition and Eddie managed to get it to whir to life by using a booster pack
For their last find, the pair uncovered a Bentley – complete with some branded umbrellas. They managed to get the engine started again with the help of a booster pack.
Signing off the video, Eddie estimated how much he could make from reselling some of the goods.
He concluded that the gold coins would sell for a minimum of £4,000, the diamond ring for £1,500, the rare coins for £100, tools for a total of £2,000, a train collection for £1000 and the car for approximately £40,000.
Having spent £15,000 on the storage box in total, Eddie said his overall profit would reach around £33,600.
He added: ‘I’ll take that all day.’