BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker was delighted as he was lifted in the air by the world’s strongest man live on the morning programme.
Walker, who said he weighs 14-and-a-half stone, challenged Eddie Hall to bench press him as his co-host Louise Minchin watched on.
Walker said to Hall: “I’ve got a feeling that I need you to bench press me, could you do it?”
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) October 18, 2017
After spending a few seconds trying to work out their positioning, with Hall holding on to the presenter’s thigh and arm, he succeeded in hoisting Walker clean into the air.
Hall said, mid-lift: “I think we should have practised this beforehand, eh?”
Minchin said it was “one of the most extraordinary things on Breakfast I have ever seen”.
Walker later joked that he thought he had “pulled” his groin after the on-air stunt.
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) October 18, 2017
The presenter took to Twitter to share a picture of himself in mid-air above Hall’s head, joking that it was “just your average day”.
He also responded to a fan on Twitter who said they had not “laughed so much first thing in a morning”.
Walker wrote: “14.5 stone (90 odd kg) lifted like a feather.”
Hall, who holds the title of the World’s Strongest Man for 2017, was also seen on the morning programme bending a frying pan with his hands.
Breakfast airs on BBC One on weekdays at 6am.
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