A WORLD record-breaking bodybuilder will tomorrow attempt to defend his title.
Tommy Campion, from Sunderland, will try to retain his title of lightest competing bodybuilder tomorrow.
The window cleaner-turned-muscleman entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2009 after weighing in at 55.5 kilos – eight-and-a-half stone.
The 55-year-old, who is also a keen runner, is just 5ft 2in.
Tommy is being weighed in at an event in Newcastle.
He said: “I’m looking to beat my own record of weighing 55.5 kilos in the competition in Natural Bodybuilding.
“It’s the first time the competition has come to the North East so we’re excited about that.”
Tommy, who lives in Presthope Road, Pennywell, has been competing with the British Natural Bodybuilding Federation (BNBF) for eight years.
He added: “I’ll be polygraphed after being drug tested to make sure I’ve obeyed the guidelines of natural bodybuilding. It means no drugs and a lot of hard work.”
The qualifying competition takes place at Northern Stage, near Newcastle University. There will be shows at 1pm and 5pm.
The BNBF was set up in 2000 with the intention of promoting bodybuilding without the use of drugs.