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‘Doug the spud’: Kiwi with giant potato goes viral in UK after hilarious interview

A massive Kiwi potato that is in the running to claim a world record has gone viral after the man who found it gave a hilarious interview to British TV. Waikato man Colin Craig-Brown in New Zealand spoke to former NZ broadcaster Philip Schofield on his popular This Morning breakfast show about the trials and tribulations of securing official recognition for his giant potato.

As the NZ Herald reports, Craig-Brown unearthed the massive spud, who he has named Doug, in his garden last year and is currently trying to secure the stamp of approval from the Guinness Book of World Records.

“We’re accidental champions,” Craig-Brown told Schofield and co-host Rochelle Humes about how he and wife Donna came to be in possession of such a tremendous tuber.

“Didn’t grow it on purpose, caught us both totally unaware. We were just doing some weeding.

“At first I thought it may have been a white sweet potato we’d grown, then I’d decided it was too big. I said ‘We have to get it out of the ground’. And like an angry Viking I thrust a fork into the ground and got me a mighty potato.”

The hosts were left in stitches by Aussie-born Craig-Brown’s laconic delivery.

Source: NZ Herald. Additional reporting by the Associated Press. Read the full story and view more photos here
Photo: Colin and Doug, the spud. Courtesy Associated Press
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