Giant jigsaw collapse "one of year's funniest videos"

The moment a world record attempt in Weymouth fell apart has been selected as one of 2013’s funniest moments.

Jigsaw collapse to feature on ITV show tonight

The giant jigsaw contained 40,000 pieces and featured images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Credit: ITV News West Country

The moment a giant jigsaw world record attempt in Weymouth fell apart fell has been selected as one of 2013’s funniest moments.

Dave Evans spent five weeks trying to create the world's largest handcut jigsaw. It had 40,000 pieces and featured images of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

But when Dave tried to move the jigsaw it collapsed. Now that moment will be featured on ITV's 2013: A Funny Old Year, tonight at 10.15pm.

An army of volunteers helped put it back together, and the jigsaw was put on display at Sandringham, the Queen’s holiday retreat, before being auctioned in aid of Help for Heroes.

Record-breaking puzzle put back together again

Putting the jigsaw back together after its dramatic collapse Credit: ITV News West Country

An attempt to create the world's largest handcut jigsaw has been completed in Weymouth - again.

Dave Evans HAD completed the 40,000 piece Diamond Jubilee image in April, only for it to collapse a day later. But it's been put back together, thanks to a band of willing volunteers.

Mr Evans is preparing to take the creation to Sandringham House for an exhibition later this month.

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World's largest handcut jigsaw collapses

You may have seen our recent coverage of the attempt to create the world's largest handcut jigsaw. It had taken a craftsman in Weymouth 5 weeks to make - only for it to collapse a day later.

Since then, a small team of volunteers has begun the Herculean task of putting all forty thousand pieces back together again. But they're running out of time, as our Dorset Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme discovered.