Tony Wright has broken the record for the longest continuous phone call ever recorded
Chatterbox Tony Wright today broke the world record for the longest phone call - and he was still talking.
The Cornishman talked on his internet phone for 40 hours - and was still going strong.
The previous record for the world's longest phone call stood at 39 hours, 18 minutes and 24 seconds. It was set on November 3, 2005 by Sandra Kobel and Stephen Hafner, from Switzerland.
But shortly after 2am today, Mr Wright successfully broke the record while talking to Jenny Barnard, of north London.
His record bid began when he chatted to TV weather forecaster Sian Lloyd almost two days ago. Since then hundreds of people have taken hourly chat slots with Mr Wright to help him beat the record.
"I have now got my own little piece of world record history," said Ms Barnard, who was speaking to Mr Wright when the record was broken.
Conversation subjects have, so far, ranged from heartbreaks and romance to psychobabble and from stomach mucus to the upcoming Led Zeppelin concert.
"Luckily, I do not have to worry about a huge phone bill because we are using Tesco internet phones, meaning that this mammoth call is free," said Mr Wright.
The world record celebrates the launch of new low-cost monthly call plans from Tesco internet phone.
Anyone with broadband internet access will be able to make really long phone calls for free, or for a fraction of what you would expect to pay.
:: Mr Wright broke the world record for sleeplessness by staying awake for 11 days in May this year.