David Spicer earned bragging rights at this week's Fear Factor champ. He
jumped from boats, drank worm wine and balanced between two eighteen-wheelers. Here's what he had to say!
What were your first impressions of your competitors?
I was hoping there would be a big steroid dude because they usually talk a lot of smack and go out quick, but when I saw everyone was athletic and smaller, I knew I had some competitors in the room.
Which of the three stunts did you find most challenging and why?
The boat jump was the most challenging. Not only is it an incredible stunt involving balance, strength and endurance, it also has the whole "fear" equation thrown in due to the fact that we all remembered seeing that contestant smack his face on the boat on "Fear Factor's worst."
It also looked painful, was it?
Hell yeah it was! I wasn't thinking about the pain while I was doing the stunt. My adrenaline was pumping so hard that I wasn't worried about my body or what was happening to it. My leg has never been that swollen or full of fluid.
Were you happy to see Tony go?
Tony wasn't ever really a threat to me. You can see and feel who is not into certain stunts, and when the boats were brought to the scene you could tell that Tony was talking smack to calm himself rather than [show] true confidence.
You said you'd eaten worms before (!). Explain that one!
Being in a band, you are always doing crazy things, so if something goes crawling across the floor, the band will start chanting "eat it, eat it, eat it." Before the Fear Factor airing, we were fishing in Mississippi and the band wanted to prepare me for worms, so they started the chant with one of the fishing worms. It went down the hatch.
What did the nightcrawlers feel like...taste like?
If didn't really taste, it felt. It felt like mud and slime mixed together with a terrible stench. I wanted to get it down with one drink because I figured it would stay down better that way. The actual drinking wasn't as bad as the remains that stayed in my goatee and I had to smell for the rest of the stunt.
Since you went last on the final stunt, did you have a strategy?
I was so glad to be last in the drawing. I got to watch the other two and then figure my strategy from there. Lindsay pushed the time, but I felt I could beat it and still take enough time to make sure all of the flags were secure.
What was harder, balancing or moving the flags?
Making sure the flags were secure was the hardest. I had this picture of a flag flying down the middle of the two trucks replaying in my head over and over while thinking, there flies fifty grand floating to the ground, never to be seen again.
At the end of the stunt, did you think you'd won? It was so close!
I really did. I felt really good about it. I knew that it was close, but some things, you can just feel. It was weird though, because at that moment, it wasn't about the money, it was just about NOT taking that walk of shame.
Are you really going to take your girls to Disney World with your winnings? Will you invest some of it in your band?
Oh you bet we are going to Disney. My girls know that if dad wins, we are going to have a blast, and I am going to enjoy watching them. I will also get a good quality video camera to save the memories. Thanks for everything Fear Factor and I hope you have a champions' episode at the end of the season. I will be looking forward to that!