Marmite mad Gosport man completes toast challenge

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YOU either love it or hate it.

For Ryan Shankland, Marmite has always been a food he revels in and he recently took part in a challenge that saw him eat 21 pieces of toast with the spread on in 15 minutes.

Ryan, from Gosport, took part in a challenge set by Absolute Radio after co-presenter Richie Firth said he could eat 13 slices in a quarter-of-an-hour.

The 41-year-old responded and said he had recently eaten 15 in just 10 minutes. He was then invited to the London studio by presenter Chris O’Connell to take the challenge live on air, which he completed easily.

Ryan said: ‘I knew I could do 20 pieces of toast in the time limit.

‘I’ve always loved Marmite since I was a kid and had it on toast.

‘After the challenge, I felt really full and couldn’t eat until hours after it. I also struggled to get up and walk at first.

‘I’ve lost four stone recently, so it was like going back to my old ways!’

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