Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

World's Strongest Man Takes on Big Brother Tonight

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

World's Strongest Man Takes on Big Brother Tonight

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ALEX EASTON

alex.easton@northernstar.com.au

WHEN last sighted at Lismore, he was dragging a semi-trailer up Keen St. But being Australia's strongest man is no longer enough for Derek Boyer.

These days the former television Gladiator, once known as Thunder, has a new title, the World's Strongest Man (over 40), after a blitzing a gruelling three day masters strongman competition at Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Now back on Australian soil, Mr Boyer, 43, is back to his high-profile antics, bullrushing the Big Brother house as an intruder.

Speaking after filming yesterday, Mr Boyer was a bit cautious about how much he could reveal of what would happen on tonight's episode, beyond that it involved a certain amount of ademolitiona.

aYou could say one of the housemates gets a[approximately]Thunderstruck',a he boomed.

Put like that, it kind of makes you glad young Brad Darke managed to get out of the house when he did.

To earn his new title, Mr Boyer, who lives on the Gold Coast but has spent so much time in Lismore he's almost accorded alocala status, said he was flown to Belfast by South Lismore trucking company Hernes Freight Service for the World's Strongest Man Masters competition. …

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