The Strongest Man in History: Painting Challenge | Exclusive | History

The Strongest Man in History: Painting Challenge | Exclusive | History


– No visit to Stoke-on-Trent
could be complete unless we went back
to my high school. I’ve got a lot of memories at my
high school, mainly bad ones. After you.
– Thank you. – I suppose a lot of the
teachers wouldn’t like me there, but there’s one teacher that I
did actually get on with. Hi, Miss Claire. – Hi. How you doing?
– I’m good. – I’m Mrs. Hume now.
– Oh, is it? Mrs. Hume. How are you?
– Things are good, thank you. – I haven’t seen you for ages.
– I know, I know. Long time. – As a kid, I was very
mischievous. I was always the class clown. I think that’s ultimately
what led to me becoming the World’s
Strongest Man was being the class clown
at school. – You were a first-year teacher, and you had to deal
with this guy. That must have been
intimidating a little. – Um, well, not really. Because actually, he was
quite intimidating everywhere else in school,
but in the art room, he was always quite sweet
and charming. – I actually enjoyed art out of
all the subjects. I mean, art was my best subject.
I was really good at art. – Yeah, you were.
– I was. See? Today’s competition, the guys
are going to paint me. I’m going to be marking these
guys on use of color, shadow, brush strokes, a bit of
everything, really. – Wow, my ass doesn’t really fit
in this chair. – Your ass doesn’t fit in any
chair. – How about we just do a nice
sort of Roman pose like that? – I’m gonna need some more
paint. [ laughter ] – There’s one thing that’s
exactly the same between being being an artist,
and being a strongman, and that’s technique. Because if you don’t have good
technique, you’re not going to be successful at either one
of them. So exactly how does this make us
become an honorary Hall? – Because I was good at art,
and still am. So if you want to be
an honorary Hall, you’ve got to be good at art. – Huge biceps. – Come on, guys. One minute
and then brushes down. Let’s go. [ music ] [ laughter ] – Is that a house?
– Yeah. – My plan for Eddie’s painting was to be as detailed as
possible and true to Eddie as
I possibly could. – Brushes down.
That’s it. It’s done. Let’s hold all three up. I was actually really impressed
with Oberst’s painting. I love his use of color.
His imagination. It was literally like a
five-year-old kid had drew that picture.
I really liked it. I think the worst one would be
Brian Shaw’s. – Yeah, of course.
Terrible. – I actually thought he was
pretty accurate. – Thank you!
[ laughter ] – I did say he was pretty
accurate. Maybe slightly off,
unfortunately, but pretty accurate.
– Oh. – It’s a real tough one between
these two now. I mean, Nick’s is good.
He’s put a lot of effort in. He’s got the detail. But then Oberst has just got
such good creativity. I do really appreciate that
you’ve actually captured the sun smiling down on
Eddie Hall. But the winner is… Nick Best.
– Yes! Ha-ha! – I like what Nick’s doing. He’s doing a really good job of
capturing my muscles, my abs, the tattoos,
the face. He’s doing a pretty good job. – I think I’m really beginning
to like this honorary Hall
competition, guys.

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