Matthew Pritchard’s Dirty Vegan returns for a second serving

The former Dirty Sanchez star sat down with Guise Magazine to talk about life post-Sanchez and his next vegan cookbook

Matt getting the rare opportunity to sit down at his tattoo and barber shop, Sleep When You're Dead in Cardiff.
Matt getting the rare opportunity to sit down at his tattoo and barber shop, Sleep When You’re Dead in Cardiff

Matthew Pritchard’s second book, Dirty Vegan: Another Bite, will be on bookshelves from 12 December. His accompanying television series returns to BBC One Wales in January. 

Dirty Vegan 2 is set to include a variety of new vegan recipes showcasing Matt’s wicked personality. Waitrose Magazine calls the recipes universally appealing, “hearty, casually presented and flavour-packed.”

Although starting out as a professional skateboarder, Matt, from Cardiff, made a name for himself with Dirty Sanchez, a television series where he and three friends participated in dangerous stunts and pranks. 

Undergoing somewhat of a transformation, ditching the hedonism and drugs, he now seeks thrills in endurance athletics and a super-clean vegan diet. 

Matt opened up to Guise Magazine at his barber shop in Cardiff, Sleep When You’re Dead (SWYD), which he regards as a communal place where men often surprisingly open up and offload.  

Guise Magazine is a brand new well-being magazine for men that focuses on mental health, created by a group of trainee journalists at Cardiff University.  

Alex Myles sat down with his hero, Matthew Pritchard, to chat about all things 'Pitch'.
Alex Myles sat down with Matthew Pritchard, to chat about all things ‘Pritch’ (as he is affectionately known to friends)

In his interview with Guise, he talked about his struggles with mental health, brought on by heavy drug-use synonymous with Sanchez, “Doing that for so many years on the trot slowly and surely catches up with you. 

“I realised I’d been living in a dream for ten years, you could just see it all slipping away. It was a hard pill to swallow,” he admitted. 

Matt also explained the benefits of exercising and how he finds it the best thing for his mental health, “Now whenever I’m feeling down, I know what will fix me and that will be going for a run.”

As well as an interview with Matt, the magazine covers many aspects of well-being and mental health, including how to talk to a friend who may be struggling and how to take care of yourself in simple ways at home, with quick healthy recipes and exercises. 

You can read the interview with Matt in the magazine below and follow Guise Magazine on Instagram @guise.magazine and Twitter @guise_mag.

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