Youngster is building his way to the top

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A 20-year-old was crowned the British under-21 NPA bodybuilding champion in Coventry on Sunday and now has hopes of competing at the world championships.

Charlie Timberlake, of Haddenham, was only taking part in his third ever event but saw off seven competitors to claim the title.

The former Lord Williams’s school student said: “I have to workout three times a day and I have been dieting since March.”

Timberlake said he ‘caught the bug’ for the sport when it was advertised at his gym, No Limits.

He added: “My friends are really super proud. A lot of them make jokes about how I hibernate before a show.

“I can’t go out drinking but they are all really chuffed for me.”

Timberlake will discover this week whether he has been picked for the world championships in Slovakia.