Martin takes third pie-eating crown

Pie-eating legend Martin Appleton-Clare has made history by becoming the World Pie Eating Champion for the THIRD time.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 12:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:11 pm
Martin Appleton-Clare - pie god

Martin, from Shevington, won the annual World Pie Eating Championships at Harry’s Bar in Wigan for the second consecutive year - this time scoffing a meat and potato pie in 45.5 seconds.

It is the third time the likeable pie-muncher has taken the crown, blasting away the competition from all corners of the globe (well the North West at least!)

Martin said: “I’m the first person ever to get three trophies so I’m over the moon. I’m normally a big eater as you can probably tell but I do tend do beef it up a little bit when it’s getting close to the event.

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Martin Appleton-Clare in action (right) next to the Wigan Evening Post's Paul Kendrick

“It’s more of a social event now, it’s a bit of a laugh but winning the trophy it makes it a bit better. It’s a day out for us but going home with a trophy makes it a bit more fun.”

On rumours that Hollywood are interesting in making a movie about his exploits Martin said: “I wouldn’t mind a cameo in it to be honest but anybody could play me really - Geore Clooney, Bruce Willis, any of those big hitters.”

Watch Martin’s history-making effort on our facebook page here

Three, two, one - get eatin!
Martin Appleton-Clare in action (right) next to the Wigan Evening Post's Paul Kendrick
Three, two, one - get eatin!