BGT star breaks world record for longest time balancing lawnmower on a chin at Glastonbury

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Jay Rawlings

SKILLFULL: Jay Rawlings broke the record for the longest time balancing a lawnmower on a chin (Pic: BOTH HEMISPHERES PHOTOGRAPHY (LEFT) AND SMC CHARTERED SURVEYORS)

Jaw Rawiings hit the headlines last month when he perched a record-breaking 11 chairs on his chin on Britain’s Got Talent.

And his chin-antics continued today when he stunned crowds at Glasto by balancing a 7kg unpowered lawnmower for 13.06 minutes – breaking the previous record by a staggering six and a half minutes.

The 26-year-old also broke the world record for the longest distance covered with a lawnmower on a chin – 286.1 metres – smashing the previous 249 metre record.

A delighted Jay, who completed his records in the outdoor circus area at the festival, said: “I am really glad that everyone got behind it, I really couldn’t have done it without all the support of the Glastonbury team and everyone that got me through it today.

Record breaker

RECORD BREAKER: Jay, 26, wowed crowds at Glasto with his chin-balancing antics (Pic: BOTH HEMISPHERES PHOTOGRAPHY)

“It was very hard in the end. The wind is really going at the moment.

“The lawnmower was turning 90 degrees on its own, I had to stop in one place at one point [to reposition the lawnmower].”

Jay is not finished balancing things on his face and plans to attempt break the world record for the longest time with a unpowered 5kg chainsaw perched on a chin at the festival tomorrow. The record stands at 10 mins and one second.

The performer who is nursing a sore chin after today’s efforts said: “It is going be a tall ask but if I think it is possible I am going to give it a go.”

Jay who comes from the aptly-named Chinnor in Oxfordshire performs across the country and will be wowing the crowds with act at the festival this weekend.

His stage show involves magic, comedy, juggling and of course balancing things on his chin.

But he thinks putting things on his chin is much harder when he’s trying to break a world record.

He said: “It is a lot more regimented. It is tougher because I have to go for much longer than in my stage show.

“I have to push myself to the point I might not be able to chew the next day.”

Jay was inspired to take up a career in showbusiness aged 4, when his father, who is also a performer balanced him on a chair on his chin as part of his act.

Mike Hull managing director of Sheffield-based SMC Chartered Surveyors measured the distance for today’s record.

Glastonbury Festival

IMPRESSIVE: Jay balanced a 7kg unpowered lawnmower for 13.06 minutes (Pic: BOTH HEMISPHERES PHOTOGRAPHY)

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