IT took some sweat and tears but the person believed to be Scotland’s first chilli eating king has been crowned.
Five participants battled it out, eating a selection of the hottest chillies and chilli sauces available
But Ross Heatherill, 20, a postman from Dalkeith, Midlothian reigned supreme and even went on to complete the whole nine rounds despite winning by the sixth.
He said: “I seen it on an American reality TV show about two months ago and I said to my girlfriend I’d like to do it.
“I was trying to make it look like it wasn’t bothering me to be honest but it was, especially the last chilli. It was really spicy, it was something else.”