Boy vs Food: Meat Liquor's Triple Chilli Challenge

Week two: the Meat Liquor Triple Chilli Challenge. Ie a ten-minute race to scoff a chilli dog, a burger and chilli-coated cheese fries. While a man yells at you through a megaphone.

Boy vs Food: Octoberfest Pub's Double Knuckle Challenge

Week four: a challenge tried by over 1,000 people and only ever beaten by five. Fourty-five minutes to scoff a pile of chips, sauerkraut, two huge pork knuckles, potato salad and two pints of beer. Warning: beer purists may not appreciate my technique.

Boy vs Food: Wonder Cafe's fry-up challenge

Week five: trying to eat a gargantuan fry-up consisting of six sausages, six rashers of bacon, six hash browns, four fried slices, four slices of toast, four eggs, four slices of black pudding, plum tomatoes, beans and mushrooms. In 45 minutes.

Boy vs Food: Amici's two-kilo calzone challenge

Week six: Amici's two-kilo calzone challenge. Ie eating a four-foot long calzone so massive it doesn't even fit onto the table. Also entirely stuffed with cheese, ham, olives and sun-dried tomatoes, of course.

Boy vs Food: Red Dog Saloon's Naga Viper Chilli Challenge

Week eight: Red Saloon in Hoxton's Naga Viper Chilli Chicken challenge. Ie eating chicken wings so spicy that they're over two-thirds of the way to being as hot as pepper spray.

Boy vs Food: Black's Beast Burger challenge

Week ten: going head-to-head against Hungry Ronin, one of London's genuine competitive eaters on the Beast Burger. Ie a piece of meat that's bigger than most babies, served with 1lb of chips and a milkshake.