The youngest Master Chimney Sweep - aged 20

He has to deal with the constant Dick Van Dyke jokes - but 20 year-old Danny Hodgson loves his job as a chimney sweep.

So much so that he has completed the extra training to become the youngest-ever accredited Master Sweep - an accolade he achieved at the age of 19.

Chimney sweeping may once have seemed like a dying trade, but the fashion for working, restored fireplaces has meant that the service is in demand once again.

From rescuing pigeons stuck up chimneys to dealing with half-naked customers, Danny says that life as a sweep is never dull.

Video journalist: Daniel Gordon

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