There was a technical glitch during Saturday’s edition of Olympic Breakfast that proved that the skyline of the Japanese capital – which can be seen as the hosts introduce and dissect all the action from the Games – isn’t actually real.
The blip exposed that the show’s real set is actually a huge green screen, which has scenes from Tokyo computer generated for viewers at home.
In actual fact, the majority of the BBC’s presentational team are based here in the UK, rather than out in Japan, due to the pandemic.
If you follow Dan on Twitter, you might already know about the set, as he regularly tweets pictures and videos from the green studio.
On Friday, he even tweeted how Sam Quek had to change one of her outfits because it was playing havoc with the virtual background.
The virtual reality studio has been in operation at the BBC’s Dock10 studios in Salford since 2019, and has been used for a number of other sports productions, including Match of the Day and Football Focus.