UK’s Strongest Man competition debuts in Cardiff with first-ever LIVE TV broadcast

The Ultimate Strongman is bringing its UK’s Strongest Man 2024 event to Wales for the first time in its 50-year history. Completing a double first for the competition, the event will also be broadcast LIVE on Channel 5.

Now in its 21st year on television, the UK’s Strongest Man has established itself as a key event in sports entertainment. This year, Cardiff will host the competition, attracting strongmen from across the United Kingdom for two days of rigorous contests at the Vindico Arena on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.

The UK’s Strongest Man 2024 is not just a competition; it’s a fully-fledged entertainment spectacle. It combines live music, dynamic light shows, and pyrotechnics with the sheer excitement of watching elite athletes push their limits through incredible challenges such as truck pulls, car flips, and the infamous Steps from Hell.

Glenn Ross, five-time UK’s Strongest Man winner and co-founder of Ultimate Strongman, expressed his excitement:

“Bringing the UK’s Strongest Man competition to Cardiff, and Wales for the first time, is extremely exciting. This city, with its rich history and passionate community, provides the perfect backdrop for showcasing the pinnacle of human strength and endurance. Cardiff’s vibrant energy will enhance the experience for both competitors and spectators alike.

“Previously, the competition has been pre-recorded and shown on TV later in the year, but being broadcast live on Channel 5 means that this year millions of viewers will be able to witness these extraordinary athletes in real time. We’re incredibly proud to be offering a thrilling and immersive experience that captures the awe-inspiring strength of our strongman competitions.”

The competition will be aired LIVE on Channel 5 from 2pm to 5pm on both Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2024. For those who would like to watch from within the arena in Cardiff, tickets are available from  and cost from £35 per adult and £20 per child (children under two go free).