Man sleeps by roadside for a year

Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls

A man camped by the side of a motorway for nearly a year.

Lee Mellor, who's been dubbed the real-life Bear Grylls, after the famous adventurer, set up camp near a motorway and kept a trampoline with him to pass the time, Metro newspaper reports.

The man decided to move his entire life outdoors because his mum was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to sleep downstairs, which meant he could not come home without waking her up.

Consequently, Lee decided to camp near to his family home as it allowed him to visit his mum.