New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has described the experience of eating a live cricket, a grub and maggots on stage at a packed sports arena last night.
Mr Key and comedian Rhys Darby downed the creepy crawlies as part of Man vs Wild star Bear Grylls' show at Vector Arena in Auckland.
"You've got to crunch it," Grylls instructed the pair before they ate the crickets.
Mr Key promptly chewed and swallowed the insect before putting out his hand for more.
"The cricket was fine," Mr Key told Radio Live.
"Eating, crunching through the live cricket was alright, but the huhu grub, he puts a pinch of maggots in there, little maggots.
"You couldn't bite them fast enough to kill them so they're wriggling down the back of your throat, then they're wriggling back up, and I had to pull them out from in between my teeth."
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving Editor: Fiona Willan