A DAREDEVIL who took on 30 challenges before he turns 30 has completed his most disgusting one yet – a bushtucker trial.

David Gretton ate a meal of raw ox tongue, cooked pig liver and fish eyes served on a meringue topped with meal worms and prunes.

“It was vile – absolutely disgusting,” said the customer service assistant.

“The ox tongue wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I just imagined it was corned beef,” David said.

“It was quite funny because I managed to eat the bugs and then the eyeballs and that was fine. But then I put a prune in my mouth and I started gagging.”

He added: “The meal worms were okay. They were crunchy and sort of musky.”

The 29-year-old is completing the 30 activities set by friends before he turns 30 in December this year.

So far David has raised £130 for the charity Mind, which he chose because of his own experiences with mental health issues. He hopes to increase this £1,000 before his birthday.

Among the nine challenges already completed are David having his legs waxed and a general knowledge quiz where every time he got a question wrong something was thrown over him.

The third challenge was The Bubble Rush 2019, a 5k run in Lydiard Park starting in a sea of bubbles with four bubble cannons along the route pumping out coloured foam.

His fourth challenge saw him abseil off Jurys Inn on Fleming Way.

The different activities are chosen to overcome David’s fears and make people laugh.

His favourite so far was holding a tarantula for the first time.

“I absolutely cannot stand spiders,” David said. “But it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.

“When the guy picked it up and said, ‘here you go’, and almost threw it at me I had no choice but to take it,” said David.

“They’re really light, you can barely feel them on your arm. Either that or my whole arm just went numb.”

He continued: “It’s something I’ve been wanting to do since day one.

“I’ve always been afraid of spiders and this whole thing is about facing your fears and doing things that possibly make you uncomfortable.”

David, from Park South, added that he has been having lots of fun with the challenges.

“This is a really important cause,” he said. “A lot of people at this time of year are struggling with being alone.

“A massive thanks to everyone who has supported me. Even if they’ve not donated, just anyone who has shared the Facebook page or shown support,” he said.

Mind is a UK charity that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems.