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Jimmy Savile goes off piste for Fort William

A new promotional film featuring Sir Jimmy Savile undertaking a range of hair raising extreme sports is proving to be an internet sensation. Closer inspection of the film, produced for Outdoor Capital, to promote the Fort William and Lochaber area, shows that top sportsmen have taken the role of Sir Jimmy for the more taxing activities. Each activity is introduced by Sir Jimmy, who owns a property in Glen Coe and is a regular visitor to the area, wearing a fetching tartan ensemble and puffing on his trademark cigar.

The short film features stuntrider Danny MacAskill and well known mountaineer Mike Pescod. Also seen are cyclist and cross-country runner David Munro, skier Joe Barnes and canoeist Callum Anderson who are all filmed dressed as Sir Jimmy toting on a fake cigar. The film can be watched here.

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