He’s the man we all wanted to be; a wandering hero facing down some of the greatest challenges our species has ever seen.
From Burritos bigger than space-hoppers, mountainous ice-cream sundaes to super-hot chicken wings, he faced them all with a cheeky smile and the determined enthusiasm of a foodie fanatic.
Sometimes he failed, but that made him seem more human. His failure made us love him more.
But now, Adam Richman has changed. And we don’t know what to think.
Because the legendary Man Vs Food presenter has become a vegan.
Speaking to the Independent, Richman – a Spurs fan – explained that he’s betrayed meat whilst in training for the upcoming Soccer Aid tournament.
‘I’ve been vegan for the past three months or so, because I’m in training for football right now,’ Adam said. ‘And for Soccer Aid I went 100% vegan.
100% vegan. Oh, man. Not even bacon?
All may not be lost, as our man explains:
‘Now does that mean I’m not going to have a steak? No I absolutely will when I want to, but it’s just about picking and choosing my spots, and when I want to have that cow and I wanna have that bacon, I’m going to make it count, I’m going to make it great quality.’
Which means we may yet see more of this. Thank the meat gods.