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
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

Sign up for our newsletter to get the best of Plant Based News delivered to your inbox weekly.
------

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

Reuse this content
PBN Contributor:

Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.

(c) 2018 Plant Based News LTD. All Rights Reserved. Content must not be copied without permission.

Join the conversation

Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on YoutubeFacebookInstagramTwitterour weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.

It's World Vegan Day