Egidio was one of those characters that come along once and a while and take hold of life and live it to the full.

He was a showman through and through. A bodybuilder, an acrobat, a hand balancer( as they were called in the 1950's and 60's) and a weight lifter.

Egidio known as Eddie by many of his friends didn't just keep fit, he lived fitness.  He was a former Mr. Universe finalist who competed on the stage of the London Palladium in 1953.

Sean Connery  - known to all as 007 - competed in the same competition but didn't place!

Eddie appeared in numerous sports publications for his Bodybuilding and Weight lifting achievements.

He was on the front cover of Health & Strength in June 1952.

He was part of a troupe of acrobats 'The Romano Brothers' who performed throughout the UK.


The family intend to make this site a place to celebrate the life and achievements of Egidio.

We invite anyone that knew Eddie and would like their memories to be published on this site to forward an e-mail to:


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