A SON has toppled his father as head of the family after eating more than him over the festive season.
Nathan Muir, from Blackburn, devoured the most of his family’s Christmas lunch, tackling nine helpings of turkey where his father could only manage three before retiring with the meat sweats.
The younger Muir also clocking up the highest calorific intakes at the family’s annual Christmas Eve curry and Boxing Night Italian, managing 5948 and 9838 calories respectively.
He said: “There comes a time in every young man’s life when he has to stake his claim for the top by eating absolutely everything in sight.
“I ate candy canes off the tree, vast handfuls of Twiglets and three entire biscuit selection boxes that weren’t mine.”
He added: “I felt bad for the old warrior, but I think we both know who’ll be carving the meat next year.”
After a final pizza on New Year’s Eve, Nathan’s father Alan Muir walked out of the front door and wandered off to a local park where he will die alone.