“Pray for Pete’s sake”: Someone painted a mural of Pete Doherty tackling that big breakfast challenge

ICYMI, last week Pete Doherty was snapped at a cafe tackling a monster big breakfast challenge, which he smashed with the fervour of a man who hasn’t eaten in weeks.

The challenge – to finish a plate of bacon, four eggs, four sausages, hash browns, onion rings, bubble and squeak, two slices of thick bread, a quarter-pounder burger and chips in under 20 minutes – had previously only been completed by five or six people. Yet he seemed to have no trouble with it all.

Pete Doherty mural

“Pray for Pete’s sake”. Someone painted a mural of Pete Doherty tackling that big breakfast challenge.

Photos of Doherty enjoy his meal at Dalby Cafe in Margate, Kent went viral on social media – one showing him getting stuck into the mammoth breakfast (apparently struggling to digest a bit of sausage) and another of him looking quite smug, coffee in hand, picking his teeth over a spotless plate.

Now, the cafe has shared an image of a mural of Pete and his breakfast, painted by artist John Bulley.

“He had actually come in [a few days before],” cafe owner Mark Ezekiel told NME. “He didn’t have his card with him, and was like, ‘Oh, can I do it now?’ He didn’t, because he didn’t have the money, so he came back just randomly on Tuesday. He bowled in with his dog – well, he couldn’t come inside with his dog, so he sat outside.

We’ve had a lot of people come in and not even make dents in it, compared to what he did. That photo where he’s looking a bit ropey, that’s actually only about six or seven minutes in – he’d eaten that much in six of seven minutes, basically! I think that’s probably why… well, he’s obviously famous for what he does, but I think that’s part of why he looked a bit rough in that first photo.”

[via NME]