'Whacko' intruder sneaks into former world's strongest man Eddie Hall's garden and challenges him to a fight

A BARMY intruder sneaked into strongman Eddie Hall’s garden — and offered to fight him when he was caught.

Eddie, who won the World’s Strongest Man title in 2017, was relaxing in his hot tub when he became aware of the stranger.

The 6ft 3in, 25st man mountain — nicknamed The Beast — challenged the intruder, who offered to fight him.

Eddie said: “He put his fists up and was like ‘Let’s do some boxing’. Some crazy old man.

“It just goes to show being who I am does draw whackos, so the security has been a number one feature for me.”

Eddie, who was the UK’s Strongest Man six years in a row, told of the incident in a video showing off his new home.

He has installed a hi-tech security system to deter raiders and overzealous fans — and a cryo chamber to aid his training.

Eddie, 32, a married dad of two from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, said: “In my old house we had good security but I had a lot of problems with people coming up to the property at stupid hours asking for autographs and pictures.

“I have had it where people have climbed over the fence and asked for pictures and autographs.

“As innocent as that may sound it’s quite worrying.

“There are quite thick bushes either side of the property but it only takes one hole in the bush for someone to get through and do whatever nasty people do.”

Eddie is currently training for a Las Vegas boxing showdown with rival Hafthor Bjornsson.

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