Granfather, 65, balances 100kg Dr Who tardis on his HEAD

John Evans, British strongman balancing a 100kg (15st 10lb) replica of the Dr Who Tardis on his head at a charity show
John Evans, British strongman balancing a 100kg (15st 10lb) replica of the Dr Who Tardis on his head at a charity show

This is the incredible moment a legendary British strongman balanced a 100kg replica of the Dr Who tardis – on his head.

Grandfather John Evans, 65, also stacked a whopping ten wheel barrows on his bonce – as well as a cement mixer.

Global head-balancing star John first discovered his incredible talent when he was working as a labourer on a building site in the 1960s.

The father-of-two used to stack 24 bricks onto an 18-inch long piece of floorboard – which he balanced on his head as he climbed up and down ladders.

But it wasn’t until 1981 that he decided to create his own entertainment act balancing heavy items on his head.

Now, 20 years later, he has 33 Guinness World Records to his name and has travelled the world showing off his unusual talent.

Speaking as he balanced items including his homemade Tardis on his head at his latest charity show in Derby, John said: “No-one else in the world can do what I do.

“I used to carry bricks on my head when I was about 20 and I was going up and down ladders with them.

“I just went heavier and heavier and started doing it for entertainment 20 years ago.

“I’ve raised over £200,000 for charity over the last two decades.

“I built the Tardis myself, it looks just like it and has lights on it and smoke coming from it.

“It weighed 100kg (15st 10lb) and was pretty tall so it was a difficult technique.

“The heaviest thing I’ve done is 101 house bricks in 1997. That weighed 188kg (29st 8lb).

“I’ve also done Mini cars that weighed 162kg (25st 7lb) It was a shell but is still very very difficult.

“It’s so big that if it went wrong it would kill me.

“Everyone thinks what I do is amazing, I’m known world-wide. I’ve been everywhere doing it.

“I’ve been to Korea this year and America as well. I was on the 40th anniversary of the ‘Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno which is the biggest show in the world.

“My grandkids think it’s absolutely amazing. They are my biggest fans, they think I’m fantastic.”

In June 2007, John, who lives with his wife of 44 years Gloria, 63, in Ilkeston, Derbs., broke his own world record when he balanced 429 full cans of 7 UP on his head, weighing a whopping 171kg (26st 13lb), for 15 seconds.

He then broke another of his records in 2008 when he balanced 98 milk crates, weighing 157kg (24st 10lb), on his head for over 10 seconds.


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