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Watch: BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker gets bench pressed by world’s strongest man

BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker bench pressed during live broadcast (BBC/screengrab)
BBC Breakfast’s Dan Walker bench pressed during live broadcast (BBC/screengrab)

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?”

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.

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.