A TAKEAWAY owner has laid down the gauntlet and come up with a meaty monster of a burger challenge.

Kyle Barlow, owner of Madihah's Takeaway, on Finkle Street, Workington, has announced the gargantuan Tower Burger - and he thinks it could be a world record.

The burger's had the likes of Good Morning Britain presenter, Piers Morgan, slavering his lips and promising to "drive all the way to Workington" for his treat day.

Weighing in at two stone, it includes a colossal 56 burgers, 20 rashes of bacon and 20 cheese slices.

Those that actually finish the £35 burger in 50 minutes get it for free.

The challenge will take place on every Monday's, from 4pm to 10pm - which has to be booked in advance.

Kyle said: "We've been looking for people to take on the challenge.

"I think it is just over 30,000 calories.

"If they are able to complete the challenge they will also get a certificate and a picture on the shop wall.

"I think the world record is 7kg but this is about 11.7 kg."

He added that he was also looking at getting Guinness World Records to visit.

The mighty burgers fame has spread far and wide -and amazingly people are willing to take up the challenge.

Kyle, who's run the eatery for about two years, has been invited onto Roman Kemp's Capital MF radio show, in London, on Friday, so he can cook the gut-busting meal for the DJ.

Local man John Kirkbride will also be attempting to eat the burger at 2pm on Sunday for a very special cause.

He's looking to raise £1,000 on JustGiving to help pay for a headstone for Jack Edgar, an 8-year-old boy who tragically lost his life to cancer.

Yesterday Piers Morgan mentioned taking on the challenge when he was presenting Good Morning Britain.

He said: "I'm going to drive all the way to Workington to have this two tonne burger."

To book the Tower Burger challenge call 01900 381377 or message him on his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Madihahs-Workington

To donate to John Kirkbride's challenge go to: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/madihahsutm