Ben was delivered a message by Bob Righter on behalf of the
Tree of Temptation last night, saying that he was in for a
'Day of Hell' today. Well, the foppish broadcaster received
a big shock this afternoon when he found-out that he would
be joining the army. Gulp.
Around midday, Ben was sent to the task room where the terrified
toff met the acquaintance of a khaki-clad Captain Mike Hawke
(Mykel Hawke Pierce), an American Special Forces veteran,
survival expert and regular BBLB guest.
But after the none-too-butch 30-year-old had been exercising
for a matter of, erm, minutes, an exhausted Ben defied his
commanding officer by refusing to continue with the Saturday
afternoon PT session. However, Ben was told that if he gave-up,
someone else would have to take his place.
Most people put in this situation would soldier on, but not
Benny boy, who – somewhat hilariously – chose
not the six-pack adorned JJ, but chubby, unfit, 39-year-old
Dave to replace him!
So, the Pontypool preacher got into his camouflaged vest
and cap, and was immediately instructed to run on the spot.
"I can’t run, I’ve got moobs!" moaned
Dave, but Mike wasn't listening and made him do running, jumping,
and amusingly, press-ups where he had to say Ben's name every
time his nose touched the ground.
Dave moaned throughout the 45-minute ordeal and called the
army man 'horrible', but it went over the head of the Green
Beret, who continued to put the former wild man through his
paces regardless of his whinging.
To Dave's credit, he completed the gruelling PT sesh', and
much later in the day laughed about it in the snug with Ben.
Some of his peers weren't finding Ben's refusal to complete
tasks quite so funny though, and moaned
about it all day.