If you’ve had an unusual weekend, spare a thought for ITV Editor Mike Rigby.
He got trapped in a glass lift as it surged up and down, and appeared powerless to stop it from happening.
Footage of his incarceration was posted on Twitter by ITV colleague Paul Brand, who detailled the elevator odyssey.
The political correspondent wrote: “Our Programme Editor Mike Rigby has currently been going up and down in a lift for half an hour with no sign of escape.
“The bulletin could be sparse without his heavy LIFTing.”
Our Programme Editor Mike Rigby has currently been going up and down in a lift for half an hour with no sign of escape. The bulletin tonight could be sparse without his heavy LIFTing #upanddown pic.twitter.com/ZQJvMY0GSp
November 25, 2017
Lift contractor has been called out. On a serious note, we are trying to set him free, I promise!
Almost an hour now... Hope he doesn't need a wee. #freeMike https://t.co/JIhTtrvxGR
BREAKING NEWS: Mike has been freed! He does not wish to speak to the media at this time and asks that his privacy be respected. #freeMike
But other ITV colleagues appeared keen to give the story legs ...
ICYMI: ‘And finally...’ the finest moment of the weekend at @itvnews HQ. Programme Editor Mike Rigby stuck in a lift going up and down again and again for an hour. Video via @PaulBrandITV pic.twitter.com/EMC8vFccTW — Richard Frediani (@FredianiITV) November 26, 2017
This story is both important and harrowing. Please share https://t.co/QuTRok4ifX
... and it seems it’s not the first time the unfortunate editor has been at the mercy of lift engineers ...
In my relatively short career this is the second time mike rigby has been captured by Itn lifts in a dramatic fashion. Never get in a lift with Riggers
... but as yet another colleague revealed, he seemed to take it all in good spirits.