Bentham boxer takes on one of World’s Toughest Jobs for BBC show

Tomi Tatham, centre, on BBC Three's World's Toughest Jobs.
Tomi Tatham, centre, on BBC Three's World's Toughest Jobs.
  • Tomi Tatham to feature on World’s Toughest Jobs on BBC Three
  • Boxer spent time in New Zealand as a farm hand
  • Show airs on Tuesday night at 9pm
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A Bentham boxer stars in a BBC TV show next week.

Tomi Tatham isn’t in the familiar surroundings of the squared circle however he’s been working as a farm hand in New Zealand as part of World’s Toughest Jobs on BBC Three.

The 25-year-old was one of three Brits who headed halfway round the world to sheer and heard sheep as part of a punishing work schedule.

The series sees hard-up young adults doing some of the world’s most demanding jobs in a bid to earn money.

Tatham said: “At first I used brute strength to try and move the sheep but afterwards I felt like I’d done a 24-hour gym session.

“On one job there were 6,000 sheep and we had to pen them up.

I live in the countryside so I’m used to sheep being everywhere!

“I got decked and headbutted a few times but it wasn’t as bad for me as some as the others though.

“I live in the countryside so I’m used to sheep being everywhere!”

Tatham went on the show having had to give up his day job as a plasterer in order to dedicate himself to his boxing.

The light-heavyweight, who has lost one of eight contests as a professional, said: “I was working as a plasterer but I couldn’t put the hours in because of my boxing.

“Someone tagged me in a post about it (the show) on Twitter and I thought ‘why not, I like a challenge’.

“My name was put to the producers and I got a call to go out there.”

Other episodes see Brits abroad fishing the treacherous Norwegian coastline and working a hundred feet up as a lumberjack’s assistant in Canada.

Tatham’s episode will be on BBC Three at 9pm on Tuesday, March 24.