YORK muscleman Rob Dixon's quest to be crowned Britain's strongest man will soon be revealed.

Dixon, who owns the Samson and Delilah's Fitness Centre in Haxby and the new similarly-named gym in Pocklington, is contracted not to say how he fared in the GB contest, staged at Alton Towers in May.

However, heat one of the competition will be screened on BBC 1 this evening at 5.55pm.

Viewers will have to wait a couple more weeks to get their first glimpse of Dixon, who triumphed in the prestigious event in 1997, in action as he took part in heat three.

Dixon, 36, has just returned from competing in the World's Strongest Man tournament, staged in Sun City, South Africa.

However, contractual obligations mean Dixon is again forbidden to reveal how he fared until the competition is broadcast at Christmas.