<p>Record-breaker Will Cutbill shows off his certificate and a snapshot of his achievement</p>

Record-breaker Will Cutbill shows off his certificate and a snapshot of his achievement

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A British engineer has become a Guinness World Record holder after completing an unusual feart.

Will Cutbill from Solihull was awarded the accolade for building the highest known tower of M&Ms.

But how many of the sugar-coated chocolates did he stack to take the title?

Just five – with the previous record being four, jointly held by Silvio Sabba from Italy and Brendan Kelbie from Australia.

Cutbill told CNN that people are “shocked” to hear that his new record is enough to count on one hand.

“When I tell them it’s a whopping five, they’re shocked. They want to give it a go, try and beat me,” he said.

He revealed that he was inspired to conquer this feat while munching on a packet of the chocolate treats after the UK entered its third Covid lockdown.

“One day in lockdown I was mixing up my confectionary choice, usually I’m a chocolate bar type of guy but this time the bag of M&Ms called me and boy am I glad they did!” Cutbill explained.

“At first it wasn’t very many until one day I thought right let’s crack this, so I sat down very determined to complete it. As you can tell from my video [I] was absolutely ecstatic when I achieved it!”

The Brit said it had always been his dream to become a Guinness World Record holder, as an avid fan of the annual books.

“I’ve had a lifelong ambition to break a Guinness World Records title, I’ve always wanted one. I’ve bought the books every year and have always dreamed of one day reading my name in it,” he said.

“It’s actual madness that I can now say I’m a Guinness World Records title holder! That’s something I’ve dreamed about my whole life! I’m whacking it straight onto the Insta bio.”

Despite setting a record for balancing objects, Cutbill said his personal balancing skills are “awful.”

His words of wisdom for anyone out who wants to break their own record? “Take your time.”

“This record took me an awful long time (thank goodness we were in a lockdown),” he said.

“It takes time but if you stick at it you will find a way to do it,” he said.

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