Pie-Eating Championships are nigh!
The 2017 World Pie-Eating Championships take place at 'Pie Noon' this Wednesday at Harry's Bar, Wallgate, Wigan.
Tony Callaghan, organiser and Piemaster, said they would be on the look-out for anyone trying to get an unfair advantage.
He added: “We’re aware of some umpire intimidation and sledging in recent weeks - including nicking crisps, crushing pork scratching, pint-nudging and nailing of B&Q brick-effect laminate wallboard across one official’s front door.
"This gives us no option but to bring in extra security for the officials this year!”
Reigning champ is Martin Appleton-Clare who downed his pie in just 45.5 seconds last year to lift the Bradley Piggins Trophy.