Meet the man who eats nothing but sausage and chips for dinner

26-year-old Daniel Pennock has sausage and chips for his evening meal every day Credit: Ross Parry pictures

A dad-of-two is begging for help to cure his eating disorder which has seen him dine on sausage and chips every day - for 22 years.

26-year-old Daniel Pennock ate a varied diet as a toddler but at the age of four refused to eat anything but bangers and fries for his evening meal.

He claims to be physically sick when any other foods come anywhere near his lips - apart from bread, crisps, apples, bananas and sausage rolls.

The unusual habit has seen him pile on the pounds and cost him relationships with former girlfriends who got fed-up because he has never eaten out.

But the lifeguard - who wants to become a personal trainer - is begging for professional help to tackle his limited diet so he can live a "normal" life.

Daniel, who lives alone in Wakefield, said:

Daniel Pennock says he feels physically sick at the prospect of eating salad Credit: Ross Parry pictures

Daniel says he used to eat 'normal' food when he was a baby and toddler before refusing to eat anything other than sausages and chips for dinner, aged four.

His mum thought it was just a phase he would grow out of, and worried he would stop eating all together, so continued to feed him sausage and chips.

But Daniel only got worse - and now eats the same thing every day.

He has toast for breakfast, a crisp sandwich or sausage roll for lunch, and then three or four Lincolnshire sausages with oven chips and two slices of bread for dinner.

Even on Christmas Day he has sausages for dinner - but with roast potatoes instead of chips.

He buys his food in bulk from a butchers in Grimsby and a local supermarket chain.

He has visited his GP and has been diagnosed with selective eating disorder - a condition where the consumption of certain foods is limited.

The carb-heavy diet saw 5ft 7in Daniel's weight peak at 19 stone, before he started dieting a few years ago. Thanks to gym workouts he is now a more healthy 16 stone 5lbs, but his progress is being hindered by his unhealthy diet.

Daniel says it impacts on how much he can play with his five-year-old daughter Aleigha and three-year-old son Kai, who live with a former partner.

David has found a specialist in London who offers treatment for his condition, but is currently saving up for the £300-a-time sessions.