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Food for Louis star from Cobham to take on 'worst meal yet'
12:35pm Thursday 18th August 2011 in News
He has swallowed live giant hissing cockroaches, sheep brain, locusts and mealworms.
But Louis Cole, 28, is about to face his worst taste test yet – live non-stinging scorpions.
Three hissing giant cockroaches crawl out of his mouth at the start of one video on his x-rated YouTube channel Food for Louis while he smiles innocently at the camera.
He said: "I'm still exploring where the boundaries are for me. I think I would probably draw the line at human flesh. Live mammals I wouldn’t want to eat."
In his worst experience yet he put 10 dead mice, normally lunch for giant pythons, into a blender and drank the noxious pink shake.
He said: "It was the smell more than anything making me retch. The thought of it was bad."
Comments on his site from web users across the world are a mixture of raw disgust and fresh serving suggestions. Some animal lovers have even left death threats.
Amazonian tribesman were appalled by his eating habits on a boat trip a decade ago through the Brazilian rainforest when he put a live Rhinoceros beetle in his mouth.
But he said: "It is mainly positive. Some people just give me suggestions. Others don’t want to talk to me.
"Kids say things like ‘if I get a spider will you eat it?’. I ate two wasps the other day."
Some users have warned him about the medical effects of eating beetles, bugs and creepy crawlies.
But Louis said: "I do a bit of research on the internet and see if people have done it before. I was a bit sick after I ate a raw sheep’s brain but that’s probably just eating raw meat."
He hit page three of the Sun newspaper when he was a child for his outlandish jungle-themed bedroom in Cobham which had a live iguana and a large water feature running through.
One family holiday involved being dropped on a remote island in Thailand with his teacher dad Ben with nothing more than rucksacks and a navigation device.
Now the former Heathside School pupil lives in Roehampton and drives a double decker bus hiring it out to community groups and police across London and Surrey for youth work, delighting and appalling young people with his grotesque party trick.
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