Vegan and parkour athlete Tim Shieff was the closest competitor to victory in Ninja Warrior UK's latest series, taking home the title of 'Last Man Standing'.
The hit show challenges participants' speed, agility, and strength through over-the-top obstacle courses.
In the event that no one finishes the course, the 'Last Man Standing' title is awarded to the competitor who made it the furthest - in this case, Shieff who reportedly suffered an 'agonising' loss when he fell during the second-to-last segment of the course.
Shieff took to Twitter after the season finale aired to discuss the results, and his approach to preparing for the show, with critics and fans.
He credited a raw vegan diet for helping him get competition ready with only 'two weeks' notice' - and said he drew inspiration from MMA fighter Conor McGregor and the music of Kodak Black.
The athlete has also participated in Ninja Warrior series a number of times before, including Ninja Warrior USA vs. The World, where he contributed to Team Europe's win over the US.
After the competition, Shieff recounted his fall with host Rochelle Humes.
He said: "I've never done this obstacle before in my life. Each catch takes a lot out of you.
"Not only are you catching the bar, but you are stopping from rotating as well. It's quite a unique muscle you're using. I thought 'let me just swing to the platform and I’ll go'.
"That was the last swing and all she wrote."
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