Move over Ron Burgundy - meet South Yorkshire’s own TV comedy anchorman David Dixon.
The Real Radio breakfast star - Dixie to listeners - has filmed a hilarious comedy charity sketch replacing Duncan Wood on ITV’s Calender to co-anchor with Christine Talbot.
Rotherham based Dixie also gets to joke with weatherman Jon Mitchell before Christine hands him the key to Yorkshire and a MBE from the queen.
“I don’t know what to say. I know I deserve it,” quips Dixie, in a comic line which could have been written for Will Ferrell’s title character in soon-to-be-released Anchorman:The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
But Dixie’s real-life radio show co-host Gayle Lofthouse brings him back down to earth with a slap.
She tells him: “What the ‘eck are your doing Dixie? This is all in your mind, this. You are being a moron again. You need to wake up right now.”
Filmed at the ITV Calendar studio in Leeds, it promotes Dixie and Gayle’s 13-hour All Day Xmas Party, full of crazy challenges, star guests and ways to get involved, all in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on Friday, December 13.
The rest of the Real Radio team will also be out and about across the area, trying to gather as much money as possible and visiting many of the hard working help.
“A massive thank you to Christine Talbot, Jon Mitchell and the team at ITV Yorkshire for their support,” said Dixie today.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the comedy sketch here.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to five million people across Yorkshire.
It flies seven days a week, 365 days a year, covering major cities, towns and motorways, but also rural and isolated locations.
To keep providing this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9,990 A DAY to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air.
The generosity that we receive is the life blood of the charity and without this generosity; we would not be able to provide the service that we are so proud of. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance receives no government funding; the only help we receive is through the secondment of our paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Since coming online in October 2000, over 5,200 patients have been carried to relevant treatment centres. The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was the first air ambulance in the UK to own and operate a dedicated air desk for dispatch. We operate two helicopters, G-SASH and G-CEMS from Leeds Bradford International Airport and RAF Topcliffe. Patients are transferred to the most relevant treatment centre, flying at speeds of up to 160mph.
* It’s not too late to donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - text REAL05 £5 to 70070 to give a full £5 to the charity or visit www.yorkshireairambulance.co.uk. For All Day Xmas Party details visit www.realradioyorkshire.co.uk/events/all-day-christmas-party/029b3.