Dr Christian Jessen was celebrating last night after his gold sygnet ring was recovered from the alimentary canal of a Street Doctor patient in Birmingham. After filming at the Birmingham location had finished Dr Jessen noticed that his ring was missing off the middle finger of his right hand.
"I looked absolutely everywhere for it but could not find it." said the popular TV presenter. "Justin, my first grip suggested that we look through the day's footage to look for some clues as to its whereabouts."
Several hours of footage were viewed in the quest for the ring. "I remember a very obese woman called Florence who had layer upon layer of skin in huge folds from her chin to her labia. So I thought I may have lost it there. I remember thinking that she looked like a pile of crumpets. The footage revealed some horrific yeast infections but my ring was nowhere to be seen."
The production crew returned to the studios and worked through the night in an attempt to find Dr Christian's ring. But there was no sign. However, the following morning an angry message was found on the answer machine.
Mr Jason Black, a local rugby player, had visited the Street Doctor caravan to talk to someone about discomfort in his rectum. "My own GP had not been able to find anything so when I saw the Street Doctor I thought, well so what if I put my sphincter on national TV? At least I might get to the root of things."
After a 30 minute rectal examination by Dr Jessen he was told that he may have a rectal tear which was healing very slowly.
"I thanked the Doctor and skipped off back to the car. Then later that night I passed what can only be described as a huge gold nugget. I thought I'd won the lottery until I saw the initials 'CJ' on the engraved on surface and I realised where it had come from."
Dr Jessen has since been reunited with his ring and the episode will now be broadcast in October. Rumours that he has also lost a wristwatch are evidently unfounded.