“That’s a lovely idea Dan, you go do that,” she said, as she continued to introduce the weather, letting viewers know that Dan might not be back in time for the eight o’clock headlines.
He didn’t need any more encouragement, as he unclipped his mic and left, saying: “Okay, see you in a mo!”
As the live show cut to intermission before the headlines, later on when Dan had returned huffing and puffing from his workout, they showed his journey that was recorded on a mobile.
Dan could be seen carefully taking the fully decorated tree downstairs, through the fire exits and the winding corridors of the Salford studio complex, struggling not to lose any of the decorations in the process.
The team hit a few hurdles on the way to the radio suites, as they encountered doors that needed security passes and narrow hallways, that saw the loss of a few unlucky baubles.