BBC Documentary Shows Vegan Journey Of 'Dirty Sanchez' Matt Pritchard

The star used to live a rock star lifestyle, with many saying he wouldn't survive into his 40s - now he is a vegan advocate who's training for a major triathlon challenge
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Mathew Pritchard is a passionate vegan (Photo: Facebook)

Mathew Pritchard is a passionate vegan (Photo: Facebook)

BBC Wales is set to screen a documentary about vegan advocate and former Dirty Sanchez star Matt Pritchard called Wild Man to Ironman.

According to the broadcaster, nobody thought one-time 'party boy' Pritchard would survive into his 40s, after he became a skateboarding legend, and gained fame with his MTV show Dirty Sanchez. He struggled with addictions to alcohol and drugs, as well as his mental health.

But in recent years, the star went vegan and turned to fitness - completing endurance events like the famous Ironman. He is now training for his ultimate endurance challenges - he wants to swim, cycle and run around the coastline and the border of Wales in just 14 days.

Vegan challenge

"He is turning the coastline and the border of Wales into one enormous triathlon route in celebration of five years since the day he turned his life around," says the BBC.

"But for Matt, this is not just an endurance challenge, it is a journey of self-discovery. This is Matt's story, from rags to riches, and ruin to redemption.

"Told by Matt, and through the first-hand accounts of family and friends, the film hears how he went from a nobody to star, to trainwreck, to an inspirational record-breaking athlete."

The documentary will screen on BBC Wales on December 19, and will be available to watch on iPlayer shortly after.

You can watch the documentary trailer here