AN EXTREME sports champion, and Take Me Out contestant, had five motorbikes stolen from his home.

Sam Pilgrim, 22, of Shrub End, Colchester, woke to find thieves had broken into his shed and taken thousands of pounds worth of motocross bikes.

His yellow Suzuki 249, yellow Suzuki RM125, green Kawasaki KLX110, red Honda XR70 and yellow Gas Gas EC200 were discovered to be missing on Wednesday morning.

Anyone with information should contact Colchester police on 101.