Twenty-four contestants battled it out in a bid to be crowned winner at the 15th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships.

The international competition, which has been named as one of the weirdest sports, took place on Bank Holiday Monday at the Rose ‘N’ Bowl pub in Stacksteads.

The event saw 16 men and eight women compete for the crown in a two-minute face off while soaked in hundreds of litres of gravy.

The final winners of the tournament were decided by a panel of four judges, who award points based on their wrestling skills and fancy dress costume.

The winner of the men’s division was ‘Ravin Gravy’ (Natan Kendall) and ‘The Bacup Bavarian’ (Patina Bury) was crowned the women’s winner. The runner up was Disco Dave, otherwise known as Briam Gumbley.

Entry was £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child with all proceeds going to the East Lancashire Hospice. Wrestlers can also raise funds for their own chosen charities.

The quirky event started in 2007 and was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2019.

In previous years hopefuls have jetted in from all over the globe to compete in this iconic competition.

You can see more incredible photos of wrestlers rolling around in gravy and jumping on top of each other, here.