Does this man have Britain’s strongest stomach? Crazy food challenger takes on disgusting challenges like eating chalk and cheese
Does this man have Britain’s strongest stomach? Jon Neaves has become a YouTube sensation after taking on some of the world’s most bonkers eating challenges.
Hefty Jon, from Chelmsford, Essex, has taken on hundreds of bizarre food challenges – from scoffing two yards of Jaffa cakes in less than two minutes to chowing down on disgusting combos – like chalk and cheese.
Otherwise known as the Essex Animal, Jon takes on some of the most ridiculous culinary combinations in his own back garden.
Barmy Jon, has tackled more than 100 challenges since starting his YouTube channel almost two years ago, and now has thousands of followers who suggest challenges for him to take on.
The 29-year-old has chowed down on everything from six Big Macs in five minutes, an entire Domino’s pizza in just 1 minute 52 seconds and even scoffing five Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chillies – the second hottest in the world.
Jon said: “The Moruga chillies was the hardest challenge I’ve finished.
“Unsurprisingly, being one of the hottest chillies in the world, it was painful.
“They weren’t as bad as when I tried to eat a whole raw pumpkin.
“It was absolutely vile – I only managed about a quarter.”
Since taking on his first challenge – downing three pints of Budweiser in 20 seconds – the Essex Animal has veered away from the mainstream challenges of pro eaters like Americans Matt Stonie and the LA Beast.
One of his videos has seen Jon swallow a whole tube of toothpaste within a minute before guzzling a whole bottle of mouthwash.
In another – an unsuccessful audition for Britain’s Got Talent – he eats as many glue sticks and crayons respectively in 60 seconds.
And many of his food eating challenges end in disaster – viewers of his YouTube channel often witness him throwing up half way through a challenge.
Jon said: “My most disgusting challenge was eating dog food.
“I went head to head against another channel and only managed one can in five minutes.
“I messed up the rules so had to shoot it twice.
“That was not a good day.”
Jon started the challenges with his brother Dan after watching two US-based pro eaters competing to see who could eat a medium pizza the fastest.
He said: “We were convinced Dan could eat one faster.
“He came close, but ultimately failed.
“It kind of just continued from there with a challenge every week or fortnight.
“My brother has drifted away from the channel as he has a family to worry about.
“Fortunately, I have no one to nag me about the stupid things I do.”
Jon has no intentions of slowing down and has his sights set on eating as many raw steaks as possible within five minutes.