VIDEO: Strongman Eddie Hall in training for return at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Strongman superstar Eddie 'The Beast' Hall has revealed he is in training for a comeback at Britain's Strongest Man in Sheffield.

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Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 13:43 pm
I am training for Britain's Strongest Man in Sheffield, says Eddie Hall

But 2017's World's Strongest Man says Hollywood is also calling.

He announced earlier this year he will not compete again in WSM strongman events, for health related reasons and to see more of his family.

The 30-year-old, 6ft 3ins gentle giant has since lost six stone and weighs in at a slimmed down 27st.

Now though he says he is tempted to return to lift the Giant's Live Britain's Strongest Man title for a record sixth time at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena on Saturday, January 19, 2019.

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In an exclusive chat, Eddie said: "I'm busy. I've got a lot of work going on at the moment. But I am training for Britain's Strongest Man in Sheffield.

I am training for Britain's Strongest Man in Sheffield, says Eddie Hall

"I'm going for it. I want my sixth title. If the opportunity comes along I'll grab it with both hands. So let's hope nothing comes up."

He says what could get in the way, other than injury, is a movie role or two - as he turns to acting and other offers.

"I've landed a few film roles - we'll be filming later this year and early next year," he said.

"Where will that my lead? There's some talk of cameos and big Hollywood productions and some British films. One thing leads to another. You've only got to land that one big role and you're off. So fingers crossed."

World's Strongest Man Tour Finals 2018 winner Mateusz Kieliszkowski, middle, with second place Martins Licis and third Adam Bishop

Fans will see him as a pundit when this year's World Strongest Man finals get their popular traditional festive TV slot.

He has also been teamed with Blue Peter's Radzi Chinyanganya to commentate on official livestreams of Giants Live events. To watch Giants Live livestreams visit www.officialstrongman.com.

Eddie said: "Winning the World's Strongest Man was the best thing that ever happened to me - mainly because it made me walk away and realise that I couldn't be 32 stone forever and walk around fit and healthy.

"I had to drop the weight, for my kids.

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"I still have the world record deadlift, axle press and the World Strongest Man trophy to back it all up, I'm a very happy and content man, thats for sure."

Rivals hoping to cause an upset in Sheffield will be the likes of Laurence ‘Big Loz’ Shahlaei, winner of Europe's Strongest Man in 2016, Lancashire veteran Mark Felix, still competing at 52 years old, and former British champ Terry Hollands.

* Poland's Mateusz Kieliszkowski won the World's Strongest Man Tour Finals by just half a point in a dramatic finale at Manchester Arena at the weekend.

It all came down to the final event, lifting the Atlas stones, and Kieliszkowski completed the run in a speedy 16.09 seconds - two seconds ahead of USA's Martins 'The Dragon' Licis, who also finished second overall.

Third place went to Surrey's Adam Bishop.

New strongman star Iron Biby, of Burkino Faso, showed impressive potential winning the World Axle Championships, pressing 207kg - but short of beating Eddie Hall’s 216kg world record.

Four time Worlds Strongest Manydrnas 'Bg Z' Savickas withdraw injuredafter a nose bleed

Four time World’s Strongest Man ŽydrÅ«nas 'Bg Z' Savickas, widely respected as the strongest man of all time, was cheered on by the 7,000-plus crowed but had to withdraw injured after a nose bleed in the deadlift and a dramatic stumble in the medley.

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New strongman star Iron Biby, of Burkino Faso, won the World Axle Championships, pressing 207kg
Strongman legends Zydrunas Bg Z Savickas and Bill Kazmaier