THE World Gravy Wrestling Championships is set to take place in less than two weeks time.

Hundreds will gather at the Rose ‘n Bowl pub in Stacksteads on Monday, August 28, to watch competitors get down and dirty in a pool of gravy.

All the contestants have to do is defeat their opponents in a two-minute long wrestling match in the gravy.

Points are scored for fancy dress, comedy effect and entertainment value.

Last year, Lancashire Telegraph reporter Neil Athey tried his luck.

This year, contestants are coming from as far as Peterborough and Portsmouth to challenge last year’s winners Paddy Sharkey, aka ‘Paddy Power’ and Rachel Pidutti Williams aka ‘Dubs’ from Aberdeen.

The World Gravy Wrestling Championship is a fun event that aims to raise money for charity.