The World’s Strongest Man 2018 is currently airing on Channel 5.
It launched on Wednesday, December 12th, and lasts for 11 episodes.
Favourites for the title included Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain’ Hafthor Julius Bjornsson and American Brian Shaw, while U.K athlete Eddie Hall was not around to defend his title.
SPOILERS AHEAD: Here’s how you can watch every episode and info on who won World’s Strongest Man 2018.
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World’s Strongest Man 2018 TV Schedule UK
Here’s a rundown of the episodes, all of which air at 7 pm on Channel 5.
- Episode 1 – Wednesday, December 12th.
- Episode 2 – Monday, December 17th
- Episode 3 – Tuesday, December 18th
- Episode 4 – Wednesday, December 19th
- Episode 5 – Thursday, December 20th.
- Episode 6 – Friday, December 21st.
What Happened to Eddie Hall?
In 2017, Eddie became the first British winner of the World’s Strongest Man since Gary Taylor in 1993.
He also claimed the world record for the heaviest deadlift in 2016.
However, Eddie announced his retirement from the World’s Strongest Man scene due to health reasons.
Eating between 12,000-16,000 calories per day and deadlifting 500kg has had very serious effects on Eddie’s health and he has spoke out about wanting to spend more time with his family.
World’s Strongest Man 2018 Winner
This year’s winner was Hafthor Julius Bjornsson, who finished as the runner-up in 2017.
Second place belonged to Mateusz Kieliszkowski, while American Brian Shaw claimed third for the second consecutive year.
Hafthor hit out at judges in 2017, believing that a false rep count cost him the title.
Since then, Eddie has jabbed back following Hafthor’s 2018 victory.
Well it’s been said many times by many people that he only won this year (2018) because I wasn’t in it and do you know what I kind of agree.
He had it quite easy this year, Brian was injured, he wasn’t in full fitness or form and obviously I was out of contention so there was no one to challenge him for the win, so it was a bit of a half-arsed win, it was a paper win.
Who is Hafthor Bjornsson?
Fans of Game of Thrones will recognise Hafthor as ‘The Mountain’.
The Icelandic strongman is 30 years old and weighs in at a colossal 6ft 9 and 200kg.
He coasted to victory in the 2018 competition finishing with 51.5 points, six-and-a-half more than runner-up competitor Mateusz Kieliszkowski.
The Mountain is the undisputed king of 2018 having also claimed the Arnold Strongman Classic as well as Europe’s Strongest Man.
WATCH WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN ON CHANNEL 5.