Predicting the outcome of a strongman competition is never easy. There are numerous pitfalls and potential slip-ups waiting to derail the athletes, but this year’s Britain’s Strongest Man, the 40th running of the competition, is as open as you could hope for.
Two former champions will be looking to add another British title to their resumes, while a slew of newcomers will be looking to make their mark. But the absence of a clear favorite makes predicting the outcome of this year’s competition both difficult and potentially exciting. Furthermore, six of the 12 athletes competing in Britain’s Strongest Man will be making their debut.
Where is UK Strongest Man 2023?
- What: Britain’s Strongest Man 2023
- When: January 28
- Where: Sheffield, United Kingdom
- TV Channel (UK): Channel 5
With the Stoltmans and O’Dwyer out, Adam Bishop, the winner of the 2020 BSM, is the only podium finisher from that year competing in the 2023 BSM. Bishop, however, is not the only former BSM champion in the lineup. Hicks won the 2019 BSM competition, with Bishop finishing second.
“Baby Face Assassin” Paul Smith, the current UK champion, will attempt to defend his title, but it won’t be easy with England’s runner-up Andrew Flying Flynn hot on his tail. He will also face two-time Scottish Strongest Man “Highland Zeus” Louis Jack, Ireland’s Matthew “The Real” McCoy, and Wales’ champ the Raptor David Ramplee, who is ready to roar.
Britain’s Strongest Man Events
Event 1: Deadlift Ladder
Event 2: Car Walk
Event 3: Viking Press
Event 4: Loading Race
Event 5: Power Stairs
How to watch Britain’s Strongest Man 2023 online
There are many ways to watch UK’s Strongest Man live stream, viewers can stream the prestigious show live on the official OTT platform, and a one-time pay-per-view non-subscription digital platform will cover the full show.
The show will be a hit with young fans and old fans alike as a family-friendly show. Among other things, spectators will enjoy the pyrotechnics, music, mascot Odin, t-shirt cannon, and fun half-time showcases.
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The event can also be streamed all across the globe on the official strongman website. There will also be live streaming on the Giants Live strongman YouTube channel.
Britain’s Strongest Man 2023 lineup
Britain’s Strongest Man will return to Sheffield for the sixth consecutive year on Saturday 28 January 2023 at the Utilita Arena Sheffield for the ultimate strength showdown. The Deadlift Ladder, Car Walk, Viking Press, Loading Race, and Power Stairs are among the events taking place. The lineup of competition includes:
- Terry H Hollands from England.
- Andy Black from Scotland.
- Adam Bishop from England.
- Luke Richardson from England.
- Mark Felix from England.
- Louis Jack from Scotland.
- Zake Muluzi from Scotland.
- Gavin Bilton from Wales.
- Graham Hicks from England.
- Paul Smith from England.
- Ryan Bennett from England.
- Shane Flowers from England.
Britain’s Strongest Man 2023 preview
The first event of the competition will be the Deadlift ladder with 300kg, 320kg, 340kg, 360kg, and 380kg weights and 60 second time limit. The deadlift ladder set-up of increasing weights will be used for the first time in Sheffield, though it was used at Europe’s Strongest Man last season. This will be followed by the car walk with 450kg weight, 20 meters distance, and a 60-second time limit.
The third event is the Viking press with 150kg weight and a 60-second time limit. Then there will be the loading race with a 120kg anchor, two 120kg barrels, and a 120kg tire. The course will be 1.2 meters long and there will be a 60-second time limit. The final event is the power stairs with 200kg, 210kg, 225kg, 240kg, and 250kg implements. There will be 3 implements for each step and a 60-second time limit.
Where to get Britain’s Strongest Man ticket and its price
As of January 27, 2023, tickets remained available from official Britain’s Strongest Man website. They ranged from £30.50 to £191.91 before booking fees, with VIP packages ranging from £108.95 to £221.50.