Comedian Bob Mortimer is reunited with the surgeon who saved his life

Mail Online | 9/6/2019 | James Wood For Mailonline
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Comedian Bob Mortimer has been reunited with the surgeon who saved his life, as he reveals how the pair recreated his heart operation on a pub table.

The 60-year-old had a triple heart bypass three years ago in which his heart was stopped for 32 minutes and three 'tubes' were attached - taken from his legs.

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This morning, Mortimer appeared on Good Morning Britain with his surgeon Dr Christopher Young where they spoke of his surgery and their unusual pub table re-enactment.

Reuniting with his surgeon on the fishing show he presents alongside Paul Whitehouse, Mortimer reveals how Dr Young surprised them in a pub.

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And in the series, Dr Young lies Mortimer down on a table to show viewers how his heart procedure was performed – and uses a knife and fork to demonstrate.

Mortimer quipped on GMB this morning: 'You wouldn't normally do your surgery in the pub Chris.' To which Dr Young replied: 'It was a first'.

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During the mock procedure, fellow host Paul Whitehouse - who himself has heart issues - acts a scrub nurse. And after the procedure Whitehouse jokes: 'I feel reborn again'.

He added: 'Seeing Dr Young in the pub, it was relaxing. He was his normal self.'

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During the pub table operation, Dr Young explains: 'To operate on your heart, breagin in mind it's bouncing...
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