On his quest to take home $50,000 William Hulett spun himself nauseous in order to escape a pair of shackles before retrieving a chest out of the ocean filled with live sand crabs, which he then ate. The whole stunt left him with a severe stomachache as he recounts in this week's Tale Of Fear.
FEAR FACTOR: There were a lot of obstacles in this stunt and the other contestants seemed to have a really tough time with it, what were your thoughts going into it?
WILLIAM HULETT: After watching Albert I knew that it definitely was not going to be easy. Albert wasn't in the greatest shape but he had some heart and after watching the beating he took out in the surf I knew it had to be pretty tough. I wasn't too tired after doing all the spinning up on the beach but it made me really sick to my stomach 'cause I was dizzy and my sense of balance was totally screwed-up. When I hit that first wave I realized that I had underestimated how big it was out there and I ended up swallowing a load of salt water.
FEAR FACTOR: So you must have had a big appetite after a work out like that?
WILLIAM HULETT: Eating those sand crabs was the worst. I gagged as soon as I crunched down on the shell of that first one. It cracked into two pieces as I tried to swallow it. That's when it hit me...and hit me hard! My stomach was tied up in knots and I thought I was going to lose it. I couldn't imagine how the other contestants had gotten through it.
FEAR FACTOR: How did that make you feel?
WILLIAM HULETT: I felt like a gagging wimp. So that didn't help anything out. I reached for the next one and I chomped on that one a lot more. I knew I had to chew it up good if I was going to be able to swallow it. And that helped out a little bit. But I still gagged on every single one of 'em, probably twice. It was rough. I gagged so hard that I can still feel it in my stomach today.