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Yahoo has an article about Bob "Notorious B.O.B" Shoudt and Brandon "Da Garbage Disposal" attempting the 42 item food challenge at the Cafe at the End of the Universe in Warrington, England.
The Daily Mail has an article about Joel Hansen's trip to England to attempt the Holy Roast Challenge at Cattlemans Steakhouse at The Parkers Arms in Paignton, Devon. He also visited Stonehenge during the trip.
In their latest video, the Sidemen, a UK based youtube channel with over 20 million subscribers, attempt food challenges at 3 London restaurants: Man vs Food, the Polo 24 Hour Bar and Orange Buffalo.
The Northern Echo reports Craig Harker, owner of the George Pub and Grill, has placed the Stockton on Tees restaurant famed for its food challenges on the market. Harker is also the founder of the British Eating League.
Teesside Live has an article about John "Food and the Beast" Dawes finishing third in last month's Nathan's qualifier at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, West Sussex, England.
Vice.com has a report on last Saturday's Nathan's qualifier held at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, England.
Leah Shutkever finished "The Big One" at the Hungry Hossee in Corby in 10:15 to break Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran's record for the 45 item breakfast challenge. The meal is one of the more famous British eating challenges and has been offered for 18 years.

2023 Selsey, England Nathan’s qualifier

update Official results
1 Max Stanford 34
2 Radim Dvoracek 21.5
3T Ronnie Hartman 14.5
3T John Dawes 14.5

1 Rhea Jarvis 4

If accurate, Max Stanford’s total of 34 would break the UK record of 32 set by Beard Meats Food in 2019, but there might have been a miscount.

update Ronnie Hartman announced he was third with 14.5 hot dogs, Max Stanford was the male winner, and Radim Dvoracek was the runner up.

MLE is billing today’s contest in Selsey, England at Seal Bay Resort as the first British Nathan’s qualifier, but there was an qualifier in Birmingham, England in 2005 using pork pies instead of hot dogs.

The competition won by Rob Burns was the subject of a documentary, “The Big Eat”, which can be viewed on youtube.

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Dean Bemrose finished a 20 patty burger challenge in 23:50 at Beast Burger in Hull. The restaurant will pay £200 if Radim Dvoracek's record of 8:48 is broken.
Radim Dvoracek from the Czech Republic, Max Stanford, John "Food and the Beast" Dawes along with Ronnie Hartman are expected to compete in the Nathan's qualifier at Seal Bay Resort in Selsey, England on August 26.
Ronnie Hartman announces that he will be competing in the Nathan's qualifier to be held in Selsey, England on August 26.
Registration will open today for a Nathan's Famous qualifier to be held in Selsey, West Sussex, England on August 26. I think this will be the first Nathan's qualifier held outside the USA since a Beijing qualifier in 2011. Registration is now open for the Slopper championship at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo on September 2, the Buffalo Buffet Bowl on September 2, the USA Chicken Wing Eating Championship in Buffalo on September 3 and the Lewisville, TX tamale contest on September 30.
MLE announced that the first qualifier of the 2023-24 circuit will take place in August in a seaside English town where Nathan's is available. Nathan's Famous UK has two restaurants in Southampton and Bournemouth. Beard Meats Food and Leah Shutkever (if she competes) will probably be the favorites. Kate Ovens will also have the opportunity for a qualifier near her Hampshire hometown.
The Daily Mail has an article about British competitive eater John "FoodAndTheBeast" Dawes training his 18 year old daughter for eating contests.
The Doncaster Free Press has an article about Kyle v Food's failed attempt at a 20 pound menu item billed as "Britain's Biggest Burger" at Shepherd's Place Farm cafe in Haxey.
The Birmingham Mail has a profile of Leah Shutkever.
Manchester Evening News has posted a gallery of pictures taken at a tripe eating contest hosted by Sutcliffe's Tripe of Wigan on April 23, 1975.
Max Stanford ate a pancake challenge stack in 5:07 to win the first prize of £200 in a contest held at Polo 24 Hour Bar in London.
Polo 24 Hour Bar in London will hold a pancake eating contest on February 19 and 20. The person with the fastest time to eat its pancake challenge will be announced on February 21 and receive £200.
The Yorkshire Post has an article about Josh Gudgeon, co-host of the "Breaking Bread" podcast with Adam "Beard Meats Food" Moran.
Max Stanford ate a 50 ounce steak in 4:50 to win a British Eating League contest held at The George Pub in Stockton-on-Tees Saturday.
Mirror.co.uk has a report on Max Stanford's victory in a British Eating League Jaffa Cake eating contest held at The George Pub in Stockton-on-Tees. Max's total of 102 cakes in 3 minutes broke his previous record by 88.
Barry Rigby ate a meat and potato pie in 34.5 seconds to regain his title at the World Pie Eating Championship held this morning at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England for his third victory in the competition. The event has probably been the best publicized British eating contest, but has not been held in the 2020s due to covid. (video)
The World Pie Eating Championship, probably the best publicized UK eating contest, to be held Jan 23 at Harry's Bar in Wigan, England. The competition has not been held in the 2020s due to COVID and was postponed from its traditional December date due to transportation strikes.
The Mahchester Evening News has an article about Katina "Eats Kilos" DeJarnett attempting the chocolate challenge at Slattery's in Whitefield, England.
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