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Strongman Victor's got the Courage to take on Watchdog challenge
4:16pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A STRONGMAN was challenged to prove his strength on live TV - by opening an electronic tooth brush.
Britain’s strongest granddad, Victor Courage, of Romney Close, in Brightlingsea, appeared on BBC’s Watchdog last night.
He was tasked with proving to presenter Anne Robinson how difficult it is to open the packaging of common household items, which included an Oral-B electric toothbrush.
After grappling with the product’s plastic coating for a few seconds, the 70-year-old told the presenter, famous for her winking on The Weakest Link: “There’s no chance of getting in there.”
The former lorry driver told the Gazette: “It was impossible to open.
“There was no way I was getting into it without damaging the product.
“But I think it’s perhaps not so much about strength but rather technique in getting into those things, so I don’t think I’ve let myself down too much.”
Mr Courage began lifting weights when he was 15-years-old when he aspired to be like bodybuilder Charles Atlas.
He said he was at his physical peak during his 20s, but still exercises six days a week using weights.
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