WATCH: Chris Moyles' Radio X sidekick Dominic Byrne lands at Loch Ness to meet Nessie hunter Steve Feltham and deploy some unusual tactics in the search for the elusive monster
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Chris Moyles’ radio sidekick Dominic Byrne has been broadcasting live at Loch Ness in a bid to solve the centuries-old mystery of the elusive monster.
Teaming up with the world’s longest-serving Nessie Hunter, Steve Feltham, there were slapdash scenes as the Radio X presenter deployed some unusual tactics.
Having arrived on Wednesday off a flight from London, Byrne made a beeline to Dores Beach.
There he met with Feltham, who has spent a 32-year vigil at the spot.
The radio sidekick then proceeded to amuse - and bemuse - onlookers with cack-handed attempts to entice the world famous beast above the surface.
Broadcasting live from the studio in London, Moyles said: “Dominic flew to Inverness on Wednesday evening after the show to hang out with Nessie hunter Steve Feltham and, finally, find the monster.
Byrne responded: “Greetings from the Loch, doesn’t it look beautiful?” before sounding a horn.
Moyles asked: “Have you actually tried standing on the banks and calling Nessie’s name to see if that works?”
Byrne replied: “I haven’t. Is that something you would recommend, Steve,” to which a hesitant Feltham replied, tongue in cheek: “I’m willing to witness it.”
Unsurprisingly, there was no response from the legendary creature after the horn was blared.
Further capers involved the radio sidekick trying accordion playing to lure Nessie above the surface, before admitting he had accidentally broken the aged instrument’s strap.
Feltham deadpanned: “That’s been handed down through generations of Nessie hunters.”
Later, Moyles and Byrne were momentarily fooled into believing they had a sighting of Nessie by a distant paddling dog along the beach.
“This is what makes it all worth it,” joked Steve after being handed a pair of binocular glasses gifted to Byrne by Moyles.