In 2003, aspiring fitness model Blake Beckford was training for a bodybuilding competition when he was diagnosed with a chronic bowel condition.
For ten years Blake battled the painful disease, which left him needing the toilet up to 20 times a day. By October last year, his health had deteriorated so much, that he needed surgery to remove his bowel. Blake was fitted with a colostomy bag and warned not to train, but so determined was he to realise his dream of modelling, that he ignored doctors advice and went back to the gym.
Now a personal trainer, he's just modelled for Men's Fitness, with his bag proudly on show! Blake joins us today to prove that having a bag doesn't change who you are.